Health Resources in Action

World No Tobacco Day Action & Press Conference, May 31

Boston Alliance for Community HealthJoin the Boston Alliance for Community Health for World No Tobacco Day, on May 31, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Boston City Hall Plaza /Government Center Station. A 4 p.m. press conference will bring this issue to the forefront of the public's hearts and minds! See the 1200 shoes representing the lives lost every day in the US due to tobacco use and exposure. Support efforts to reduce the demand for tobacco products. Learn about cessation resources for smokers. Support youth and community organizations as they educate and engage elected and city officials. For more information, please contact Cynthia Loesch, Tobacco Manager, Boston Alliance for Community Health, at 781-­405-­8648 or

Dorchester Food Coop Initiative Public Planning Meeting, May 25

DEHCInterested in fresh food, local agriculture, improving your community and collaborating wiht your neighbors? Come to the Second Planning Meeting of the Dorchester Food Coop Initiative on Wednesday, May 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meeting will take place at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, Large Conference Room, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA 02122.

Please come—the Coop Steering Committee wants to hear your ideas! Bring friends and neighbors who would like to build a community owned store that reflects and celebrates the diversity of our neighborhood. For more information, contact Jenny Silverman:; 617-272-5917.

Health Resources in Action






You can email HRiA via the form at


HRiA's mission is to help people to live healthier lives and build healthy communities through policy, research, prevention, and health promotion. For over fifty years, Health Resources in Action has been a leader in developing programs that advance public health and medical research. Through theCommunity Health and Medical Foundation divisions, HRiA works with governments, communities, scientists, and nonprofit organizations that share an imperative for resolving today’s most critical public health issues through policy, research, prevention, and health promotion.


Health Resources in Action
622 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

United Way

Clients include the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, the Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General/Medical Reserve Corps,
 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bank of America, Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation, Boston Medical Center
Bowdoin Street Health Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital - Boston, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, the AIDS Action Committee, and many more.

Key Programs Offered: 

HRiA is an innovative and unique organization combining consulting services with public health programming. Our staff of public health professionals, physicians, and social scientists possess the depth and breadth of experience to meet public health challenges and tackle complex life sciences consulting projects.

HRiA offers free training to the community and maintains an extensive health research library. Trainings are offered on broad subjects such as evaluation, coalition building, collaborative leadership, engaging diverse populations, etc. as well as topical areas such as asthma, substance abuse, tobacco, violence, teen pregnancy, and leadership.   


What are Symptoms of an Alcohol Use Disorder?


Bipolar and Addiction: The Dual Diagnosis


Parental Instinct: Identifying and Stopping Opioid Abuse in Adult Children >> Read More

Syndicate content