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As Director of Intake for Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s MetroWest Counseling Services, Ms. Goulart has a significant impact on youth and families seeking services as she is often their first point of contact. She is described by her peers as compassionate, patient and culturally sensitive to the needs of each individual she sees and ensures that they have the opportunity to speak with someone who speaks their native language. She also serves on Wayside’s
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Join us for a closer look at the MetroWest dada from the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report
Location: MetroWest Health Foundation, 161 Worcester Road, Suite 202, Framingham, MA
Date and Time: Friday, May 17th from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Healthy Data Presentations by:
Beth Dugan, Ph.D., UMass Boston
Kate Baker, MPH, MetroWest Health Foundation
Followed by a discussion on how we can use the data in our communities.
Beakfast will be served. Please RSVP to Rececca Gallo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 879-7625.
Framingham, MA – 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.
The Needham Board of Health was chosen for its decision in 2005 to set the minimum age for tobacco purchases in the town at age 21. As the first public health agency in the country to go to Tobacco 21, Needham set a standard that is now being replicated in cities and states across the country thereby reducing teen tobacco use rates.
James (Jim) White, Jr. is being honored for his leadership in launching the MetroWest Tobacco Control Program - a nine-town consortium that has helped align tobacco regulations and control measures across multiple jurisdictions. Through Jim's work, the MetroWest area leads the state in communities adopting 21 as the minimum purchase age for tobacco products.
The Deborah Blumer Community Health Leadership Award is named for the late State Representative Deborah Blumer, who served as the founding chairwoman of the foundation’s board of trustees.
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