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The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

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Clearing The Air

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - The Gardner News

GARDNER: Smoking is no longer the norm. That’s the message Baby’s Breath Project of GVNA HealthCare and the Gardner Comm­unity Action Committee are hoping to impress on people through 1,000 stickers on pizza boxes. “The social norming campaign was designed to engage the community to participate in outreach programs that will empower the community to diminish the number of teens and young mothers who are choosing to smoke,” said Baby’s Breath Project Coordinator Therese LaRose. Read more...

Groups teaming up for DataCommon project

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - The Leominster Champion

Sharing meaningful data can greatly enhance the productivity and long-term success of a region’s nonprofit organizations. Addressing what is working, and what is not, can enable collective regional agility for better effectiveness. DataCommon is an interactive, web-based data mapping and visualization tool packed with information on topics from health care and education to economic development and transportation. The DataCommon is poised to put hundreds of data layers at the fingertips of health care agencies and institutions, public officials, nonprofits, grant-makers, residents, colleges and universities — literally anyone and everyone. It is a resource for those seeking to understand how the region is changing, allowing them to make informed decisions. Read more...

Foundation grant to help people keep health coverage

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has awarded a six-figure grant to a nonprofit law firm trying to keep low-income local families from losing health coverage as a result of the state’s flawed enrollment system. Read more...

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