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Cooking Matters at the Store Workshop | Feb 12

Join  Upham's Corner Health Center for a free workshop and practice healthy shopping on a budget.

Learn to:

  • Find healthiest options
  • Get best value for fruits and vegetables
  • Compare unit prices to find bargains
  • Understand food labels
  • Find whole grains, and
  • Stick to your budget!

Grab a $10 Gift card and free shopping bag just for attending!

When: Feb 12, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Where: Uphams Corner Health Center, 415 Columbia Road, Dorchester MA 02125

To RSVP Call Jose Cardoso at 617-287-8000 x8142 or Adelina Alves at 617-287-8000 x8349

Social Determinants that Influence Emergency Preparedness | Feb 11

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in the City of Boston is on the rise. This course will provide an overview of the social determinants of health and vulnerability that influence differences in health status throughout Boston neighborhoods and shape health outcomes after emergencies.

Participants will learn how health inequities amongst communities lead to a disproportionate exposure and impact from emergencies. Boston MRC members and the general public will be equipped with the knowledge needed to understand the needs of diverse communities while supporting response and recovery operations in the City of Boston after an emergency. 

 

When:  Thursday, February 11, 2016,   6:00 pm-8:00 pm (check in begins at 5:30 PM)

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Power Health 2015 | Oct 24

Join the The Salvation Army/Kroc Center of Boston for the Power Health Fair. Free screenings, kids pavilion, vendors, cooking demos, entertainment and tons of freebies. FREE for all ages.

When: Saturday, October 24. 11am-3pm

Where: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center  650 Dudley Street

Boston, MA 02125

For more information :  Visit www.powerhealth2015.com or call 857-309-3079. Follow them on Twitter @PowerHealth2015

 

BCYF Perkins Fitness and Health Fair | June 27

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Stop saying "I can't!" Be inspired to get active and healthy this summer! Come to the Perkins Health and Fitness Fair!

  • Health Connector Resources
  • Personal Trainers
  • Exercise demos
  • Free Smoothies
  • Activities for kids
  • Healthy Dish Competition(1st & 2nd prizes)
  • Free fruit and vegetable basket to first 30 people

When: Saturday June 27th

10:00AM-3:00PM

Where: BCYF Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Ave Dorchester MA

For more info

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to enter healthy dish competition contact: 617-635-5146 >> Read More

Forum on Social Capital and Health | May 8

Dr. Sandro Galea

Social Capital Inc.(SCI)  is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. Galea’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion on the links between social capital and health outcomes featuring local health practitioners, public officials, philanthropists, and community health advocates. Finally, over lunch, attendees will break into small groups to discuss ways to encourage and sustain a culture of health through increased social capital and collaboration.

The Forum is free but requires pre-registration

 

When: Friday, May 8th

10:00AM-1:00PM

Where: Boston University School of Public Health

715 Albany St, Boston

For more info: please contact SCI Forum committee coordinator, Jordan Caress: jcaress@socialcapitalinc.org.

To register: www.socialcapitalinc.org/news/SCI-announces-May-Forum-on-Social-Capital-and-Health

 

Health Of South Dorchester | August 6,2014

Come out and join the Boston Public Health Commission on August 6th to touch upon the health of the community. Talk about ways of improving your health, as well as recieve info about how to live a healthy and safe lifestyle. FREE food will be provided! This event will part take in th Great Hall in Codman Sqaure, located at 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester MA, 20124. From 6:30-8:30pm!

Spring Into Action: April Fitness Camp | April 22-25

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From April 22 to the 25th, Sociedad Latina and BCYF Tobin Community Center will host Spring into Action: April Fitness Camp. This camp will take place from 12-5 pm at the BCYF Tobin Community Center located at 1481 Tremont Street in Roxbury. This camp is for children ages 6-18. This camp is free to the public and will host an abundance of activities including dance, basketball, cooking, yoga, arts and crafts, healthy eating, martial arts, and more. For more information or to register your child for the camp, contact Carolina Prieto at Carolina@sociedadlatina.org or call 617-442-4299 x140.

Boston Alliance for Community Health Speak Up! Event

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Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) is partnering with 10 organizations to host a 2-day cross neighborhood conversation on community health in North Dorchester. Bowdoin Geneva, Fields Corner, Grove Hall, and Uphams Corner share many of the same community concerns around mental wellness, domestic violence, sexual health, and community violence. These neighborhoods have a wealth of resources, including great health centers, active community organizations, and diverse residents building the community's resiliency.The goal of BACH is to improve the coordination of systems that focuses on the key issues as a way to build community resilience and quality of life. The first day of the conversation will take place on Thursday, March 6th from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at Viet Aid located at 42 Charles Street in Dorchester. At this event attendees will be able to hear current health data presented by Boston Public Health Commission, followed by a resident panel and Q&A. >> Read More

Super Foods and You | January 30

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 3:30pm, the Uphams Corner Library located at 500 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester will host Super Foods and You.

Uphams Corner Health Center's Nutritionist Molly Warner will introduce Super Foods: Simple, inexpensive foods that revitalize the brain and heart. She'll also share a snack made from Super Foods.

This event is free and is open to the public.

FOr more information contact the Uphams Corner Library at 617-265-0139.

Free Flu Clinic | December 12

Codman Square Health Center is offering a free public flu clinic to the community on Thursday, December 12 from 1pm to 4pm.

 

The flu clinic is in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission and is being run in honor of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

 

Protect Yourself. Get a Flu Shot.

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