Mission Hill Health Movement 2018 Year Highlights


Cindy and Alice Diggs receive the Gloria Murray Humanitarian Award at the MHHM Annual Meeting Wed. Nov. 28, 2018 presented by Gloria’s daughter, Esohe Amadin, and State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez who was also the keynote speaker.

Accomplishments 2018 (just a few!)

Improve Health by Increasing the Availability and Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

  • Successful Farmers Markets at Roxbury Crossing and Brigham Circle (June-November)
  • Served free 35 Lunches & 35 snacks to children and teens at Farmers Markets
  • Designated Developer by City of Boston of Gore St Community Garden (June)
  • Distributed 200 tomato plants free to residents to encourage growing our own food (May)
  • Presented options to Whittier Street Residents to increase fresh food availability as part of their study of food security (April)

Support Mission Hill Residents in Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness

  • Held successful 8th Annual Health and Wellness Fair on September 22 including Head and Throat screenings by Mass. Eye and Ear
  • Feet First Walking Group walked 3-5 miles every Thursday Morning, (Spring-Fall)
  • Supported Boston Self Help Center Power Wheel Chair Soccer

Create a Resilient and Healthy Mission Hill Environment and Community

  • Conducted 2 Mission Hill Sound Walks with Noise and the City
  • Co-sponsored with Mission Hill Artists Collective: Healing + Art Show 2018
  • Supported Senior Activities including Senior Sneakers and Mission Hill Senior Prom
  • Oriented 1st year Residents of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and 1st year Harvard Medical and Dental Students to Mission Hill Community and our Health Concerns
  • Participated in Halloween on the Hill: donated 170 children’s books; handed out Local MA Apples; and decorated Pumpkins with children and parents.

Additional Accomplishments

  • Held May Program on Single Payer Health Insurance with Maria Termini, Healthcare Activist (May)
  • Provided meeting and activity space to BPL Parker Hill Branch Library, In Focus Camera Club and ad hoc neighborhood groups
  • Distributed approx. $4,000 worth of Toys, Books and other items donated by Shriners Hospital to Mission Hill and Boston area children youth and Families
  • Participated in Ten-Taxpayer Group organized by CCHERS to address hospital impact on communities.


Thank you to our Supporters
and Collaborators


Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Shriners Hospital for Burns

New England Baptist Hospital

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Mass Eye and Ear Institute

Whittier St Health Center

The Family Van

Harvard T.F. Chan School of Public Health

Northeastern University

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Mass College of Art

Boston University

Spinney Insurance

Monte Crisco Restaurant

Mike’s Donuts

Mission Hill Main Streets

Lily’s Pasta


Noise and the City

MacArthur Farms

Gary’s Too Farmstand

BCYF Tobin Community Center

Mission Hill Legacy Project

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services

InFocus Camera Club

Mission Hill Artists Collective

Partners in Mentoring/Family Intervention Team

Roxbury Tenants of Harvard

Project Bread

The Food Project

Fair Foods

Children’s Hospital

Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust

Boston Properties

Savage Properties

City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development

COGDesign  & Jennifer Kimball

Laura Feddersen

Sarah Boyer

Michael Ateek, Computers

Ms. Massachusetts Exquisite International, Connie Kirven

 Ms. Massachusetts Exquisite International Lifetime Queen, Sondra Hardy

Boston Public Library, Parker Hill Branch

Friends of the Parker Hill Library

New England Black Nurses, Boston Chapter

State Senator Sonia Chang Diaz

Representative Jeffrey Sanchez

City Councilor Josh Zakim

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