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Arthur Bergeron to receive the 2017 Deborah Blumer Community Health Leadership Award

March 6, 2017 - Arthur Bergeron, an elder care attorney will receive the foundation's 2017 Deborah Blumer Community Health Leadership Award.

Daniel's Table Wins Foundation's Think Big - Change Lives Grant

March 7, 2017 – The MetroWest Health Foundation announced the award of its first Think Big - Change Lives Grant to Daniel’s Table, a Framingham-based nonprofit organization that seeks to solve hunger in the town.

What do our grantees say about us?

February 23, 2017 - Check out the results of our recent grantee survey.

Our Health Documentary Film Series Continues with Passing On

Our Health Documentary Film Series Continues with Passing On

February 23, 2017 - Join us on March 13 for our next health documentary film.

Meet our New Trustee

February 23, 2017 - The foundation's board of trustees recently elected John Corron as its newest trustee.

MetroWest Health Leaders - Class of 2017

January 11, 2017 - Congratulations to the following MetroWest health and human service professionals who have been selected for the MetroWest Health Leadership's Program Class of 2017....

Join Us on January 23, 2017 for a Film Screening of A Reason to Live

January 11, 2017 - Join us for the 3rd in a series of films on current health issues.

Foundation Awards $57,000 in New Scholarships

January 11, 2017 - 34 students receive $57,000 in new scholarships.

Foundation Elects New Officers & Trustees

January 5, 2017 - We are pleased to announce the selection of Meyer Levy as chair of the Board of Trustees and Anne Marie Boursiquot King as vice chair of the Foundation. Read about new trustees also selected.

Foundation Invests $1.2 Million in Area Organizations

November 23, 2016 - The foundation announced the award of $1.2 million in new grants to 27 area organizations.

Think Big - Change Lives Grant

Think Big - Change Lives Grant

November 10, 2016 - The MetroWest Foundation wants to hear your big ideas for how you can have a big impact on health in the region.

You have A Place at the Table

You have A Place at the Table

November 10, 2016 - Join us on Monday, December 5 for the second in a series of documentaries focused on community health needs.

Save the Date: November 18 for a presentation of the 2016 MetroWest Community Health Assessment

October 12, 2016 - Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick on Friday, November 18 from 8:30 to 10:30 am, as we present the results of the 2016 MetroWest Community Health Assessment.

Marijuana Forum - Public Health and Criminal Justice Implications of Marijuana Legalization

September 16, 2016 - View a video of a forum co-sponsored by the MetroWest Health Foundation and Massachusetts Public Health Association held on September 16, 2016 in Framingham.

Coming Soon: The MetroWest Health Documentary Series

Coming Soon: The MetroWest Health Documentary Series

September 16, 2016 - Join us on October 17th as we kick-off the 2016-17 MetroWest Health Documentary Film Series.

Gallo named a Keenan Fellow

Gallo named a Keenan Fellow

September 15, 2016 - Program Officer Rebecca Gallo has been named a fellow for Grantmakers in Health's 2016 Terrance Keenan Institute.

Grants Made to Enhance Social & Emotional Learning

August 2016 - Before breaking for the summer, the foundation's board of trustees approved four new planning grants of $25,000 each to strengthen the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of students in the above communities.

MA DPH updates the number of opioid-related overdose deaths by town for 2015

August 2016 - Earlier this month the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued an updated count of confirmed unintentional/undetermined opioid-related deaths by Massachusetts communities.

Common Health Blog cites MetroWest Community Health Needs Assessment

August 2016 - The work of MetroWest area health and social service agencies to develop a regional Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) drew the attention of two health policy doctoral students.

Marijuana Forum - Digging Deeper: Public Health and Criminal Justice Implications of Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Forum - Digging Deeper: Public Health and Criminal Justice Implications of Marijuana Legalization

Join us for a free forum on the ballot initiative that would legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana.

Save the Date - Forum on the Marijuana Ballot Initiative

July 13, 2016 - The foundation has joined with the Massachusetts Public Health Association to hold a nonpartisan educational forum on the November ballot initiative to regulate recreational marijuana in the Commonwealth.

Foundation Awards 24 Health Career Scholarships

July 13, 2016 - Award letters went out this week to twenty-four area residents who will be receiving scholarships from the foundation.

A Focus on Adolescent Mental Health

July 13, 2016 - According to the 2014 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey, 22% of high school youth reported depressive symptoms and nearly one in 20 attempted suicide in the past year.

Health Foundation Surpasses $50 million in Grants Awarded

The MetroWest Health Foundation recently announced the award of $848,089 in new grants to 13 nonprofit organizations.

Area Health Agencies Join Forces to Update Health Needs Assessment

May 2016 - Area health and human services are joining forces to update the region's Community Health Needs Assessment or "CHNA."

New Social & Emotional Health Initiative Launched

May 2016 - The foundation's Board of Trustees recently approved a new multi-year $650,000 initiative aimed at improving the social and emotional health of students at a young age.

Thank You Rosie!

Welcoming Bill Graham to the board also means saying thank you to long-time trustee Rosemarie Coelho of Milford.

Meet Our Newest Trustee

At its meeting in December, the foundation's Board of Trustees unanimously elected William Graham as its newest trustee.

New Year, New Scholarships

With the start of the new year, the foundation awarded 12 new scholarships to MetroWest residents pursuing degree programs in health care. The foundation's Scholarship Committee awarded at total of $20,000, enabling 12 residents to complete programs in medicine, nursing and the allied health professions.

Mental Health Grants Benefit Students

Continuing with our strategic focus on adolescent mental health services, the foundation recently funded a number of local school systems to address the mental health needs of their students.

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