Carney Hospital Job Fair | April 6

The hospital is recruiting for a variety of positions including: Staff RN (ED, ICU, OR and Psych), CT Scan/X-Ray Techs, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Maintenance Mechanics, Mental Health Counselor positions and more.

They invite you to come for on-site interviews.

When: April 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Carney Hospital Cafeteria (basement level of main building), 2100 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124

Check out all available positions at

Rally to Restore MassHealth Adult Dental | April 4

Please join co-chairs of the Legislative Oral Health Caucus Representative John Scibak and Senator Harriette Chandler, along with Health Care for All's Oral Health Advocacy Taskforce will hold a rally on April 4 to advocate for the restoration of MassHealth adult dental benefits. It has been nearly two years since cuts to MassHealth adult dental benefits left more than 700,000 adults, including low income seniors, disabled adults, and people with serious chronic disease, without access to dental care >> Read More

Trauma and Mental Illness in the Haitian Community, May 5

The Haitian Mental Health Network and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) will be hosting an event, "Trauma and Mental Illness in the Haitian Community: Cultural Considerations for Developing a Broad Clinical and Research Agenda." The day long event will take place Saturday, May 5, 2012, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the MSPP in West Roxbury, MA. The event will feature Keynote speakers Dr. Guerda Nicolas, Associate Professor, University of Miami, and Dr. Ronald Jean-Jacques, President, Haitian Psychological Association. Panel and workshop presentations will include: The impact of historical traumas on the adaptation of Haitian immigrants in the US; the role of cultural belief systems in understanding health-seeking behaviors of Haitian individuals; culturally-bound syndromes and somatic manifestations of mental illness in the Haitian community; the use of art therapy with Haitian children earthquake survivors; and clinical interventions to address Haitian clients' mental health needs.

There will also be a pre-conference Art Exhibition, entitled "When Our Brushes Shook":  The Healing Power of Art.

Free Dental Screenings @ Geiger Gibson Feb. 20

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! In recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month the Harbor Health Services Dental Centers will be providing FREE preventative services such as dental cleanings, dental x-rays, fluoride treatments, and sealants to kids and youth up to 18 years of age. Check in on Monday, February 20, 2012 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Geiger Gibson Community Health Center-Dental Practice located at 250 Mount Vernon Street, in Dorchester. Free toothbrushes, dental floss, and much more! Healthy refreshments will be served. Please RSVP with the date and number of kids participating by calling 617.533.2242 or RSVP by email at marketing [at]

Carney Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screenings, Sep. 20

Carney Hospital

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Carney Hospital will offer free screenings on September 20 from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Ambulatory Care Center, Basement Level of the hospital (follow signs to ACC). The hospital is located at 2100 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124. Walk In is available, but you can make an appointment by calling Barbara Couzens at 617.506.2197. For more information about the screenings and about prostate cancer, please view attached flyer.

"Sickle Cellebration" Walk & Health Fair, Sep. 17

Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association

Come walk, talk, eat, dance, learn, laugh and stay healthy! Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association (GBSCDA) will hold the 6th Annual "Sickle Cellebration in the Park" Walk & Health Fair on Saturday, September 17th, 2011. The fair, which takes place in Franklin Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., features peformances, music, food and dance, free health screenings and a "Walk-A-Thon." Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the Walk-a-Thon kicks off at 12 p.m.

For registration and sponsorship opportunities please contact or call (617)427-4100. You may also wish to visit

Healthy Girls, Healthy Women Fun Run Celebration and Skate Night, Aug. 25

HealthCome and join the youths and girls of Healthy Girls, Healthy Women in celebrating the work they have done around empowering girls in Boston to live healthier lives and become leaders. This event will take place on Thursday August 25th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Orchard Gardens Community Center (2 Dearborn Street, Roxbury MA). There will be FREE food, FREE pairs of Saucony running shoes, FREE music, and FREE skating. Come with your friends and families.

To RSVP or questions contact Sharon at 443-668-5445 or

Boston Healthy Start Initiative

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

35 Northampton Street, Miranda/Creamer Building, 6th Floor, Suite 604, Boston, MA 02118


(617) 534-5395


(617) 534-5358

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month (there are no meetings in July and August) at New Academy Estates Community Center, 2908 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Please call (617) 534 7828 to add your name to the dinner list, or if you need transportation. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m.


Boston Healthy Start Initiative's mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. BHSI strives to fulfill the mission through a wide range of health initiatives that target preventable disease and injury.


Boston Healthy Start Initiative
35 Northampton Street Miranda/Creamer Building 6th Floor, Suite 604
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Program of Boston Public Health Commission. Associated with Father Friendly Program.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Community residents of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, South End, and Jamaica Plain, can attend the meetings. Religious organizations, business owners, and community based agencies are also encouraged to attend.

Key Programs Offered: 

Boston Healthy Start Initiative has been funded since 1991 to ensure that Black pregnant women receive quality health care by funding case management, health education, interconceptional care, and maternal depression services. If you self identify as a Black pregnant woman you will receive services through a case manager who has experience in maternal and child health issues. Call (617) 534-7828, to ask for a health center near your home.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

New Academy Estates Community Center, 2908 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119


Fun in the Sun with WIC, Aug. 19

Come have fun in the sun with WIC in Franklin Park and enjoy free raffles, free giveaways and free prizes! "Fun in the Sun" will take place at the Franklin Park Zoo on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a free informational day to provide the community with WIC information and other services available to them such as Daycare, Nutrition, Health, Fuel Assistance, Insurance, Housing, Job, Playgroups and Libraries. This event will be held outside of the zoo’s zebra entrance (across from Peabody Circle). Event does not include admission to the zoo. 

National HIV Testing Day, Jun. 27

National HIV Testing DayOne in five people living with HIV don't know they are infected. Know your status and "Take the Test, Take Control!" To encourage pro-active, healthy behaviors, both The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center and the Codman Square Health Center will provide testing during their regular hours on Monday, June 27 - National HIV Testing Day. Talk to your provider or come in to either health center to get tested. To learn more about National HIV Testing Day, visit With further questions, please call either health center. Read on for location and contact information. >> Read More

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