Grantees of the Center for Health Equity and Social Justice
The Center for Health Equity and Social Justice currently funds 13 organizations and coalitions in Boston and throughout New England, totaling $975,000 over three years. In addition to funding, the Center also provides training and technical assistance to grantees. Through the Office of Health Equity, nine Boston organizations receive funding, training and technical assistance to in three areas: improving access to healthy and affordable foods; expanding youth to health careers programming; and developing neighborhood strategies to eliminate disparities. Through the REACH US CEED, the Center also funds organizations and coalitions throughout New England to develop regional strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.
The New England Partnership for Health Equity
||The New England Partnership for Health Equity (NEPHE) is a New England regional learning community whose scope of work centers on addressing and eliminating health inequities and achieving health equity. NEPHE consists of nine Boston-based and eight New England-based grantees and three funding partners: the Office for Health Equity and the REACH CEED at the Boston Public Health Commission, and the Latino CEED REACH New England at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.
NEPHE builds local capacity to develop strategies that address the factors that lead to poor health. These factors include poverty, residential segregation, racism, lack of access to affordable healthy foods, community violence, and lack of educational opportunity. NEPHE’s initiatives will ultimately improve health outcomes and facilitate regional efforts to eliminate disparities in communities of color in Boston and across New England.
NEPHE Vision: To build capacity across New England communities to develop strategies that address the social determinants of health and achieve health equity through community, system, and policy level change.
NEPHE Goals: For grantees partner agencies to,
- Become catalysts for change;
- Create institutional and community changes in policies, programs, and practices;
- Create and build sustainable equity work; and
- Have equity work rooted in community.
NEPHE Objectives: For participating funders to,
- Create a collaborative learning community; and
- Provide technical assistance training and resources.
The New England Health Equity Summit
The purpose of the New England Health Equity Summit is to convene New England and Boston-based health equity partners in order to build a regional learning community among organizations, institutions, and coalitions dedicated to achieving health equity. The New England Health Equity Summit allows New England health equity partners to come together to network, share successes and best practices, and build a regional equity movement. The bi-annual summit offers an opportunity for us to learn from each other and to engage in a dialogue for action.
New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition
Formed in 1993 by a group of concerned citizens, the New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition has become a leader in advocating for underserved populations in the state of New Hampshire.
North Central Massachusetts Minority Coalition
Representing a strategic allliance between the region’s five minoirty-led agencies, the North Central Massachusetts Minority Coalition Coalition works to bring those who are most and least advantaged together for change
|Partners for Healthier Community Inc|
Together Partners for a Healthier Community and Mason Square Task Force are planning and implementing a unified health equity project in Springfield, MA
Groundwork Somerville (GWS) is an environmental 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes sustainable community development and revitalization by creating opportunities for healthy EDUCATION, green JOBS, and sustainable COMMUNITY.
Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island
The Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island (EJLRI) started the Providence Healthy Corner Store Initiative (HCSI) to address the disparity of access for low-income neighborhoods and to support small stores in stocking and selling healthier food options to their customers.
Everett Community Health Partnership
Everyone Eats Healthy in Everett (EEHE) strives to make healthy food accessible to all Everett residents and to educate communities about the impact of racial and economic inequities on food access.
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Through its “Food in the Hood” initiative, the Bowdoin Street Health Center partners with residents to improve access to healthy, affordable foods and improve the knowledge and skills of patients to purchase, prepare and comsume healthier foods.
Health Careers Academy
Building a Bridge to Calculus for Our Future Health Professionals aims to diversify the health career workforce by preparing students of color in Boston for careers in the health field.
Jamaica Plain Youth Health Collaborative
A diverse partnership between youth and diverse community organizations, the Jamaica Plain Youth Health Collaborative strives to establish a common framework and develop an action agenda for addressing health disparities that affect Jamaica Plain youth.
Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC)
Working closely with local youth, the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition aims to eliminate health disparities related to nutrition and physical activity by improving the food enviroment in Mattapan community.
Sociedad Latina’s Health Mission Hill initiative mobilizes and organizes community resources to address chronic disease prevention and intervention.
The Food Project
The Food Project strives to transform food deserts into food oases in order to eliminate health disparities faced by Boston’s low-income urban communities.