Health

Clean Air Fair @ VietAID Feb. 25

Harvard School of Public Health and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences are teaming up to bring you a Clean Air Fair at VietAID! Vietnamese Translation will be provided. At the fair, you will have the opportunity to:

 Test your air flow and chart how well you compare to your community.
 See a digital prediction of what you will look like if you smoke.
 See what a smoker’s lung looks like.
 Talk about steps you can take to help protect your air.
 Take real-time measurements of air pollution particles.

VietAid is located at 42 Charles Street in Dorchester. The event will take place from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

Attached is a flyer in English and Vietnamese.

Fields Corner Children Thrive De-stress Workshop Feb. 16

Are you a caregiver of young children, looking for ways to relax and de-stress? Join for an evening discussion on taking care of yourself and minimizing stress. This workshop will offer several strategies to make your days and nights more pleasant and enjoyable! Dinner will be served. RSVP by phone to Tuyen Nguyen at 617.740.2586, or by email at tuyen.nguyen@dorchesterhouse.org. Please RSVP if you will need childcare. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of Dorchester House, located at 1353 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester, MA.

How to Manage Arthritis with Walking Sep. 24

Join the Arthritis Foundation, Boston University, the Boston Black Ministerial Alliance, and Social Economic Status Related Cancer Disparities at Franklin Park on Saturday, September 24th for a FREE breakfast and seminar on walking and arthritis. The program will be the start of a walking initiative sponsored by a coalition of Boston churches. At the event, there will be rheumatologist Patricia Fraser, M.D. (Brigham and Women’s Hospital), exercise physiologist Marlene DaCosta, M.A.(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Rev. David Wright (Boston Black Ministerial Alliance), and other experts discussing how and why walking helps control arthritis and the best way to walk. Afterwards, pick up a free walking kit and take a group walk in Franklin Park. To register, call 617-219-8224 or e-mail asmith@arthritis.org. The event is free!

 

Where: William E. Devine Clubhouse, Franklin Park, 1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester

When: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact: 617.219.8224

Community Health Meeting, May 3

Please join your colleagues from Public Schools, Early Intervention and Early Education and Care programs for a Communities of Practice: “Understanding Services & Benefits for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs” meeting. This presentation is an opportunity to learn from the Department of Public Health and Regional Consultation Program Coordinators about State and Local Resources & Benefits available to support children and youth with special health care needs.

The Mattapan Public Library will host a Community of Practice meeting on Tuesday, May 3 at 1 p.m. Feel free to arrive early to network with your colleagues. Please register by providing DPH with your name, position, program, and contact information. RSVP by April 29 to Yvonne.young@massmail.state.ma.us.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Mattapan Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126
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Center for Young Women's Health (CYWH)

Phone: 

617-355-2994

Email: 

http://youngwomenshealth.org/contact_form.html

Website: 

http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/

Mission: 

The mission of our website, youngwomenshealth.org, is to help teen girls, their parents, teachers, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care. We invite you to explore our website to find health resources for teens, parents, and healthcare professionals, and to learn more about our special youth programs, medical services, and research projects.

Location

333 Longwood Avenue, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Key Partners: 

The Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) is a collaboration between the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Gynecology at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Key Programs Offered: 

Carefully researched health information at youngwomenshealth.org Special health education programs & conferences by and for teens at the Center for Young Women's Health Links to information about the expert medical care available at Children's Hospital Boston

The Center was founded in 1998 by Dr. S. Jean Emans, Chief of Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Marc R. Laufer, Chief of Gynecology, and Phaedra Thomas, RN, BSN. This core trio saw an urgent need for education, clinical care, research, and health care advocacy for teen girls and young women. When the CYWH was founded, it was the first of its kind in the world, bringing together the highest quality health services and health information for our teen patients. Drs. Emans and Laufer, the CYWH’s Co-Directors, have both earned national and international recognition for their expertise, commitment, and accomplishments in the area of young women's health. Phaedra Thomas, the CYWH’s Coordinator, is a nurse with extensive experience in young women's health and program development. She has developed many of our online health guides and curricula. >> Read More

Health Leads

Phone: 

National Office: 617-502-3294; Boston Office: check here

Email: 

national@healthleadsusa.org; Boston Office: check here

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Codman Square (2nd Floor of 637 Washington St., Dorchester MA 02124)

May-June 2011 Hours: Friday, June 17th. Mondays, 9 am  - 6 pm; Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am – 3 pm; and Fridays, 12 pm – 3 pm. Contact Eliza Wilson at 617-822-8735 for updated hours.  

Mission: 

Health Leads (formerly Project HEALTH) is a national non-profit with the goal that one day, all doctors will be able to prescribe solutions that improve health, not just manage disease. The diagnosis and treatment of non-medical, but health-critical, conditions should be a standard part of patient care. In clinics where our Health Leads program operates, physicians can “prescribe” food, housing, health insurance, job training, fuel assistance, or other resources for their patients as routinely as they do medication. Located in waiting rooms and staffed by college volunteers, our Health Leads volunteers “fill” these prescriptions by connecting patients with key resources. Health Leads’ straightforward, preventative referrals to government and community resources – such as affordable housing, child care, employment, GED classes, and job training – enable families to avert crises and to access increased income and education, which have been documented to result in better long-term health outcomes. Health Leads‘ 22 desks are located in pediatric outpatient, adolescent, and prenatal clinics, newborn nurseries, pediatric emergency rooms, health department clinics, and federally qualified health centers. Last year we reached nearly 6,000 families.

Location

Boston Medical Center
88 E. Newton Street, Vose 522
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston
Clinical Partners: Boston Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, Codman Square Health Center, Dimock Health Center,

University Partners: Boston University Harvard University Partners nation-wide are listed here.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Project HEALTH; Health Leads USA

Created: 
11/23/2010

Neponset Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 282-3200

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday to Friday 8:30 AM—9:00PM
Saturday 9:00 AM—3:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM— 3:00PM
Holidays 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Mission: 

Neponset Health Center (NHC) provides preventive and chronic medical and behavioral health care to residents in Dorchester and the surrounding communities. All NHC physicians and nurse practitioners are Board Certified or Board Eligible in their specialty.

Location

Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To schedule a medical appointment, please call (617) 282-3200 / TTY: (617) 282-4303.
To schedule an appointment with a behavioral health provider or a substance abuse counselor, please call (617) 282-3200 ext.220 / TTY: (617) 282-4303.

Key Programs Offered: 

Neponset Health Center's Food Pantry:
Every Tuesday from 9 am-11 am the Neponset Health Center Food Pantry is open! New clients only need to bring a valid from of identification and proof of state assistance (DTA, Housing, MassHealth). The Food Pantry is located in the health center on the first floor near the back parking lot. For further information call 617-282-3200

Insurances Accepted:
We accept Mass Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Neighborhood Health Plan, Boston Medical Center Health Net, Network Health, Health Safety Net (Free Care) and Self Pay.

Boston Society of Vulcans, The (Firefighters Association)

Phone: 

Office # 617-436-0019, Cell Phone: 617-799-8594

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday, hours vary

Mission: 

Our mission is to offer exposure and opportunity for public safety careers to minorities and disadvantaged youth. Through the development and delivery of injury prevention programs, fire education, disaster preparedness, health and minority recruitment services. We value: diversity, community, safety and education

Location

61 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

International Association of Black Professional Firefighters

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Through direct contact to the organization, or participation in programs and services. We offer trainings at our location, or on site at a group, or orgainzations location.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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