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Community Health Assessment

August 2019 - Join us on September 18th for breakfast and a presentation/discussion of the 2019 MetroWest Region Community Health Assessment.

Fall 2019 Grant Cycle is Now Open

August 2019 - We are now accepting grant applications for our fall 2019 funding cycle.

Foundation Awards Over $750,000 in Grants

June 2019 - The MetroWest Health Foundation recently awarded over $750,000 in new grants to area nonprofit and municipal organizations.

Help Redesign Our Website

May 2019 - The foundation is about to begin a major upgrade to our website: www.mwhealth.org. You can help by giving us your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the site.

New Data Highlights the Needs of Older Adults in the Region

May 2019 - The Foundation recently hosted a presentation of the latest findings from the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report.

Scholarship Applications Are Now Available

April - Applications for scholarships for the fall academic term are now available. The deadline for applying is 4:00 pm on Friday, May 31st.

County Health Data Points to Areas for Improvement

April - US News & World Report recently issued their 2019 County Health Rankings. Counties that make up the MetroWest area (Middlesex, Worcester and Norfolk) all scored relatively high. However, the data also showed areas for improvement, such as the teen birth rate and preventable hospital admissions.

Policy Issues to Watch

April 2019 - There's a lot going on in local, state and national policy news that impact the health of the region. To keep you informed, we asked our Policy Analyst Kate Baker to give us a couple of policy issues worth following. Here's Kate's list for April

Mass. Census Equity Fund Announces Grants to Local Agencies for Outreach & Engagement Activities

April 2019 - With financial support provided by the MetroWest Health Foundation, the Sudbury Foundation and the Foundation for MetroWest, the Massachusetts Census Equity Fund recently made grants to MetroWest organizations to support outreach efforts to ensure an accurate census count in 2020.

Join Us for a Healthy Aging Presentation

April 18, 2019 - Join us on Friday, May 17 from 8:30 - 11:00 for a closer look at the MetroWest data from the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report.

Foundation Honors Framingham School Health Services & Wayside's Taiany Goulart

April 1, 2019 - At its 20th Anniversary dinner, the MetroWest Health Foundation presented its 2019 Deborah Blumer Community Health Leadership Award to the School Health Services Division of the Framingham Public Schools.

February Marks Our 20th Anniversary!

February 2019 - To celebrate our anniversary, we will be hosting a special 20th Anniversary Symposium on March 29.

Let Us Know Your Thoughts - Take Part in the 2019 Community Health Assessment

February 2019 - We want you to be part of the planning.

Who's Your Health Equity Hero?

February 2019 - Nominate a person or organization that you think deserves this recognition now.

Community Change by Design

Community Change by Design

February 2019 - If you want to create real community change, you need to effectively engage the community in your efforts. That was the theme for a day long training session sponsored by the foundation.

Achieving Health Equity in MetroWest: Best Practices

January 2019 - Join us and the MetroWest Racial & Ethnic Disparities Workgroup as we explore the implications of inequities on health and healthcare in our region and look at best practices from across the state for the promotion of health equity through program and community interventions.

Announcing the MetroWest Health Equity Award!

January 2019 - The MetroWest Health Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019. As one way to commemorate the work that has been done over the past 20 years, the foundation, in partnership with the MetroWest Racial and Ethnic Disparities Workgroup, is offering the first Annual Health Equity Award.

Area Foundations Join Forces to Bring Fresh Fruits & Vegetables to Local Food Pantries and Shelters

January 2019 - The MetroWest Health Foundation; the Foundation for MetroWest; Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation; and the Sudbury Foundation have all joined forces to provide a three-year continuation grant of $362,500 to Lovin' Spoonfuls to continue their work to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to MetroWest area food pantries and shelters.

Available Outreach Funding

January 2019 - Join us on February 5th from 9-11am at the MetroWest Health Foundation to learn more about the MA Census Equity Fund and the work they are doing to help nonprofit and municipal agencies prepare for the 2020 US Census.

Trustee and Staff Updates!

January 2019 - With the new year comes new changes in our trustee and staff rosters...

Thank You to Meyer Levy

January 2019 - With the election of new trustees and officers, we unfortunately must say goodbye to Meyer Levy, our board chair.

Fall Grant Cycle Completed - Fourteen Community Agencies Receive Grants

December 19, 2018 - Grant award letters recently went out to 14 community agencies that will share over $730,000 in support from the foundation's fall grant cycle.

MAPC Presentation Highlights Changing Demographics of the Region

December 19, 2018 - On November 16th, Seleeke Flingai and Barry Keppard of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) presented data on the changing demographics of the MetroWest region.

It's not to early to think about the 2020 US Census

December 19, 2018 - 2020 is still a couple of years away, but it's not too early to begin talking about the significance the census has for local communities and the funding of critical health and social services.

We're Looking for a Few Good Leaders!

December 19, 2018 - Do you know an individual who goes above and beyond to improve the health of MetroWest?

FY 2018 Performance Report

December 19, 2018 - How many grants did we make? Which communities were served? How much is an average grant?

Understanding the Changing Demographics of MetroWest

October 2018 - Join us on November 16 for a half-day seminar to explore the changing demographics of the region.

Scholarship Applications Now Available

October 2018 - Applications for scholarships for the spring academic term are now available. The deadline for applying is 4:00 pm on Friday, November 30th.

Become a MetroWest Health Leader

October 2018 - Learn more about this knowledge and skill-building program designed to change the way local health executives, managers and officials think and act as leaders.

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