Innovative Stable Housing Initiative Hosting ‘Idea Incubator’ Event

The Innovative Stable Housing Initiative (ISHI) is a pilot project funded by Boston Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Determination of Need Community Health Initiative. The ISHI Upstream Fund resources support ideas that will make lasting changes in policies or systems to … Continue reading Innovative Stable Housing Initiative Hosting ‘Idea Incubator’ Event

Boston MPO Accepting Comments on Human Services Transportation Plan

The Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will accept comments on the draft Coordinated Public Transit–Human Services Transportation (CPT–HST) Plan, also called the Coordinated Plan, (pdf) (html) until September 16, 2019. The Coordinated Plan supports improved coordination of transportation for seniors and people with disabilities in the Boston region. This plan guides transportation providers who are developing proposals … Continue reading Boston MPO Accepting Comments on Human Services Transportation Plan

Age- and Dementia Friendly Funding Alert: DoN Community Health Funds

The Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds (the Funds) are committed to disrupting and removing barriers to health – structural and institutional racism, poverty, and deep power imbalances – through community-centered policy, systems, and environmental change approaches.

Age-Friendly News Clips: June and July 2019

Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles that mention state and local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.

ISHI Announces Inquiry of Ideas to Improve Housing Policies and Systems

The Innovative Stable Housing Initiative (ISHI) requests ideas from the Boston community (including individual or groups of residents, coalitions, or organizations) regarding what housing policies and systems should be changed and how. This Inquiry of Ideas (IOI) opportunity is the first step in designing a grantmaking process that is responsive to the needs of the community.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards Nearly $1.9 Million to Support Healthy Aging

Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced new community investments reflecting a commitment to a community approach for making our cities and towns great places to grow up and grow old. The nearly $1.9 million supports 15 nonprofit organizations working in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

First Projects Funded by the Massachusetts Food Trust Program

Food access can be a concern in many communities working to become Age- and Dementia Friendly, but the Massachusetts Food Trust Program reached a milestone in funding its first projects, which will address and improve how people across the state get their hands on healthy eating options.