The Boston REACH Obesity and Hypertension Demonstration Project is a three-year initiative funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This demonstration project aims to reduce inequities in health outcomes for obesity and hypertension in Black and Latino residents in East Boston, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan neighborhoods. The Project’s focus is to extend the impact of systems and environmental changes that support healthier behaviors, with a focus on Healthy beverages, increasing the availability of healthy food, water, physical activity, and reduced non educational screen time in after-school programs, increasing indoor and outdoor physical activity through safer, accessible parks/ green spaces and interventions for reducing Hypertension. The Project is collaboration among BPHC, the Boston REACH Coalition, the YMCA of Greater Boston, and two academic centers within Harvard School of Public Health.
Obesity and chronic disease are a major health challenges that contribute to premature death, lower quality of life, and account for the dramatic rise in recent healthcare spending. Improving healthy active living environments and behaviors is a crucial link to preventing many forms of chronic disease.
Violence and fear undermine attempts to promote healthy physical activity, thereby exacerbating existing illnesses and increasing the risk for onset of disease, including chronic disease. Preventing violence in a neighborhood improves overall health and wellbeing. The prevention of violence can facilitate community cohesion and participation, foster neighborhood improvements, and encourage employment and educational opportunities. Both community violence and physical activity related chronic diseases are most pervasive in communities of color, making them fundamental equity issues.
Who May Apply:
Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) coalitions in the Boston Neighborhoods of Mattapan, Grove Hall, Uphams Corner , Roxbury (Madison Park Village and Orchard Gardens), and Bowdoin-Geneva currently receiving financial support from the Boston Public Health Commission’s Child Adolescent and Family Health Bureau.
BIDDING DOCUMENTS are available below or you may contact Wynndell Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 617-534-9593.
ALL proposals shall be delivered to the Awarding Authority located at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, before 4:00 P.M on Monday, May 6, 2013. LATE BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
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