Investing in the health of a neighborhood
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise
FITCHBURG -- At the podium at Fitchburg State University Wednesday, Janice Yost, president and CEO of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, explained why an organization that awards grants for health projects is giving $350,000 to improve the area of Fitchburg north of Main Street.
"Perhaps you see it as more of a community development project," said Yost. "But our rationale is drawn from research."
She said health outcomes are affected by a number of factors beyond health care, such as housing, neighborhood cohesion, safety, social connections and education.
Groups join forces to improve needy areas of Fitchburg
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
FITCHBURG — Imagine an area plagued by poverty and vacant buildings becoming a vibrant community where people want to live, work and invest. The Re-Imagine North of Main in Fitchburg project is a collaborative effort geared towards just that goal. The target areas are downtown, the Fitchburg State University area and the Elm Street area. That effort just received a $350,000 boost from the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts to establish a pilot program.
Fitchburg's North of Main project headed in right direction with $350,000 grant
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise
FITCHBURG -- A program targeting a large section of the city north of Main Street for personal and economic improvement is getting a shot in the arm today, as the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts announces it is awarding a $350,000 grant for the effort. Read more...
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