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Tobacco 21 Goes Statewide

July 27, 2018 - It started right here in MetroWest in 2005, when the Needham Board of Health approved a local ordinance making 21 the minimum age for the purchase of tobacco products.

Congratulations to our 2018 MetroWest Health Leadership Program Graduates

July 27, 2018 - Difficulty recruiting and retaining staff, budget cuts, federal policy changes that undermine client service, less charitable giving and increased competition for funds -these are just some of the issues that our Class of 2018 confronted in their final class presentations.

Trustees and Committee Members spend a "Day in the Field"

July 27, 2018 - It is common for foundation staff to conduct site visits to grantees, but for trustees and members of the foundation's grantmaking committees, getting to see programs up close can be difficult due to work and family commitments.

Foundation Invests $3.3 million in New Grant to Area Organizations

June 25, 2018 - The MetroWest Health Foundation recently announced the award of over $3.3 million in grants to area health and human service organizations.

Hurry: Scholarship applications for the fall semester close on May 31st.

May 18, 2018 - Looking to advance your career in nursing, medicine or one of the allied health professions? If so, you may be eligible for a scholarship from the foundation.

Framingham Gun Buyback Program nets 132 weapons in 1 day

May 18, 2018 - The MetroWest Health Foundation's Framingham Union Grants Panel joined with Mutual One Bank to sponsor the second gun buyback program in the City of Framingham.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 18, 2018 - Check out the data from our MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey.

Our 2017 Annual Report to the Community is here

April 13, 2018 - This year's annual report highlights our investment in replicating the highly successful Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition (BRYT) program in 16 MetroWest high schools.

Scholarship applications are now available

April 13, 2018 - Do you know a MetroWest resident looking to advance their career in nursing, medicine or one of the allied health professions? If so, they may be eligible for a scholarship from the foundation.

We are excited to share our new Strategic Framework

April 9, 2018 - Over the last six months, the foundation has engaged in a strategic planning process designed to help define our investment strategies for the foreseeable future.

The MetroWest Health Documentary Film Series Continues With: Real Boy

April 9, 2018 - A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity.

Foundation Honors Needham Board of Health and Natick's James White Jr.

March 29, 2018 - The MetroWest Health Foundation presented its 2018 Deborah Blumer Community Health Leadership Award to the Needham Board of Health and Natick’s Director of Public Health, James White, Jr.

Apply for a Grant!

February 7, 2018 - Come learn about our spring 2018 grant round.

Check Out Our Next MetroWest Health Documentary Film Series

February 7, 2018 - Vaccines: Calling the Shots, a new documentary produced by the award-winning PBS series NOVA, presents a balanced and clear-eyed view of this increasingly prevalent issue.

What are the issues and needs facing MetroWest nonprofits?

February 7, 2018 - Submit your input to this brief eight-minute survey.

$28,000 in new Scholarships Awarded

January 22, 2018 - The foundation's Board of Trustees recently approved 15 new scholarships to MetroWest residents pursuing degree programs in medicine, nursing and the allied health professions.

Did you ever wonder.......

January 22, 2018 - How many grants did the foundation award in FY 2017?

A Note of Thanks

January 22, 2018 - This past December the foundation's Board of Trustees said goodbye to two long-time trustees - Regina Marshall and Adam Rogers.

Welcome to Our New Board Members

January 22, 2018 - Welcome our two newest trustees - Simone Gill and William Iberg.

Foundation Awards $873,726 in New Grants

December 7, 2017 - The MetroWest Health Foundation today announced that its grants panels and trustees have approved 26 new grants totaling $873,726.

Nominate a Community Health Leader

November 2017 - Take a few minutes to nominate your hero for the foundation's annual Deborah Blumer Community Health Leadership Award.

Join Us on November 13 for Our Next Documentary Series - When I Came Home

Join Us on November 13 for Our Next Documentary Series - When I Came Home

October 24, 2017 - This Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival selection documents the lives of veterans across the country and their struggles and concerns as they return home after serving overseas.

Become a MetroWest Health Leader

October 24, 2017 - Sign-up now for this 6-month knowledge and skill-building program.

Scholarship Applications Now Available

October 24, 2017- Do you know a MetroWest resident looking to advance their career in nursing, medicine or one of the allied health professions?

Help Shape Our Future Work

September 14, 2017 - We want to hear from you!

Age-Friendly Communities: Getting Started

September 14, 2017 - Learn about Age-Friendly Communities and what you can do.

Surviving & Thriving in Difficult Times

September 14, 2017 - Join us for an important workshop.

Health Documentary Series Returns to the Morse Institute Library

September 14, 2017 - Join us for a community screening of RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.

New Community Health Improvement Plan Finalized

September 14, 2017 - Following the release of an updated Community Health Needs Assessment in late 2016, community partners recently joined forces to update the region's Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

SEL Implementation Grants to Benefit Local School Systems

August 16, 2017 - In 2015, the foundation awarded planning grants to the Bellingham, Milford and Framingham Public Schools to develop plans for implementing a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) framework within their respective districts

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