Local leaders from across the country are demonstrating how equity approaches can be advanced and accelerated through their age-friendly work. AARP’s Livable Communities team has created a webpage, announced in their recent newsletter, that highlights some national examples. Continue reading
In their first joint community investment, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation are giving $1 million to support vaccine education, awareness and outreach in communities of color. Just one month after Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan announced their combined organization, this investment is an immediate response to emerging needs in Black and Brown communities across the region disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Continue reading
The 2020 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Racial Equity and Justice Grant continues the work and energy of their company-wide Service Week in September to build a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient future by supporting not-for-profit organizations serving Massachusetts communities who are addressing racial injustice. Continue reading
Informed by data and stakeholder interviews, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office released a report, “Building Toward Racial Justice and Equity in Health: A Call to Action,” meant to lay out ways stakeholders should come together to address the systemic health inequities facing people of color. Continue reading
The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey (CCIS) – an online survey aimed at collecting data to better understand and identify the social, economic, and health needs and inequities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – is now live and ready for you and all of your professional and personal contacts to take.
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to share a variety of funding opportunities that communities and partnering organizations can use to advance age- and dementia friendly initiatives.
Please see the latest opportunities below: Continue reading
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health needs your help supporting communities impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Join this webinar to learn how you can help disseminate a survey so that findings can be used to shine a light on where help is needed most. Continue reading
Since March, the MetroWest Health Foundation has pivoted its grantmaking and operations to support the region’s efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic. In response to community listening and engagement, the foundation is including “COVID-19 Social Isolation Among Older Adults.” Continue reading