The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Community Health and Health Policy Development Section is partnering with the Mattapan Community Health Center to bring you this event. Everyone is welcome: those attending the APHA annual meeting at the Boston Convention Center; community members; those who want to learn about, and get enrolled in, Massachusetts' Health Insurance Exchange; all those interested in learning more about healthy food choices and exercise; public health professionals. All ages are welcome!
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP RUN THE EVENT.
Chartered bus service for those who need it will be available from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center entrance at 415 Summer Street.
HEY! Let’s Eat and Dance for Good Health
Saturday, November 2, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mattapan Community Health Center
1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126
For information contact:
HEY! Let’s Eat and Dance for Good Health will feature:
- Kid’s activities
- Opportunities to learn about, and get enrolled in, Massachusetts' Health Insurance Exchange
- Guest celebrities known for their commitment to healthy cooking, eating, and living
- Cooking demonstrations
- Dance instructors leading dance sessions such as Salsa, Zumba, Cha-Cha Slide, and the Wobble
In its brand new facility, Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) is a comprehensive federally qualified health center serving more than 8,000 individuals and their families from Boston neighborhoods and the surrounding communities since 1972. MCHC is the only community health center and largest employer in Mattapan. It is affiliated with Boston Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Partners HealthCare in Boston, and led by a diverse Board of Directors, an experienced senior executive team, dedicated providers and nurse practitioners, and other staff members who represent the communities served. Through its annual Community Health Report Card developed in collaboration with the Research Office of the Boston Public Health Commission, MCHC tracks key health indicators and communicates health trends to the community. These data are used to redefine existing and initiate new community health improvement projects. Come support and learn about this important community health center to make your trip to Boston a memorable one!
Please contact us to learn more or just come out and join us on November 2!
From downtown Boston
Take 93 South to Exit 11 (Granite Street /Ashmont). At the 2nd light take a left onto Gallivan Boulevard. Take a left at the 7th light onto Norfolk Street (you'll see the Walgreens at the corner). Go straight through the 1st stoplight and at the 2nd stoplight take a left onto Blue Hill Avenue, route 28 to the intersection of Babson St. and Blue Hill Avenue. MCHC is across from the Mobile Service Station. Parking for Mattapan Community Health Center will be the rear.
From north of Boston
From Route 95 continue straight into 93· Take exit 2B which will bring you directly into Route 138· Travel all the way down Route 138 about 6 miles and go into Mattapan Square· Route 138 will turn onto Blue Hill Avenue, route 28, at the Square and bring you to the intersection of Babson and Blue Hill Avenue. The entrance to Mattapan Community Health Center is on the left.
From south of Boston (the South)
Take Route 128 going North. Get off at 138 North (the Milton, Mattapan, Dedham exit). Follow Route 138 all the way down into Mattapan Square. Route 138 turns into Blue Hill Avenue, route 28, at the juncture where the Square begins. Mattapan Community Health Center is less than a mile on the left.
From west of Boston (the Massachusetts Turnpike). Take the Massachusetts Turnpike heading East into Boston to 93 South. Follow above direction from the East.
By way of Tremont Street From Downtown:
Take Tremont Street past the Jackson Square station on the Orange line to Egleston Square intersection and. Continue going straight. Bear left through lights crossing Washington Street (turns into Seaver St.) Pass Franklin Park on your right (get into right hand lane). Take a right onto Blue Hill Avenue, route 28. Drive straight about 3 miles (past Morton Street, with the Police Station on your right) Mattapan Community Health Center is about half mile down on your right.
1575 Blue Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02126
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