Mission Hill Health Movement Accomplishments 2019

It’s been a busy year! Here are just a  few of the Mission Hill Health Movement’s Accomplishments in 2019 towards a healthier Hill.

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 summer lunches & snacks to 35 children and teens daily at Roxbury Farmers Markets
  • Received $62,000 grant from the City of Boston for construction of Gore St Community Garden (June)
  • Distributed 200 tomato plants free to residents to encourage growing our own food (May)
  • Support Bodega Makeover Community Outreach Event in Roxbury (July)

Support Mission Hill Residents in Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness

  • Held successful 9th Annual Health and Wellness Fair on September 21
  • Feet First Walking Groups walked 3-5 miles every Thursday and Saturday Morning, with over 80 participants (Spring-Fall)
  • Holding Line Dance Class, the 2nd Saturday of the month at Tobin Community Center with grant from the Mission Hill-Fenway Neighborhood Trust
  • Supported Boston Self Help Center Power Wheelchair Soccer

Create a Resilient and Healthy Mission Hill Environment and Community

  • Kicked off Noise Monitoring Project on Mission Hill with The Community Noise Lab at Boston University funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Organized Senior Homeowners and Tenants in Private Housing to identify and begin to address aging in community concerns
  • Supported Senior Activities including Mission Hill Senior Prom
  • Oriented 1st year Residents of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1st year MPH Students from Harvard Chan and 1st year Harvard Medical and Dental Students to Mission Hill Community and our Health Concerns
  • Participated in Halloween on the Hill: handed out Local MA Apples; and decorated a record 45 Pumpkins with children and parents
  • Participated in Outreach Activities at Whittier Street Health Center (Dec) and Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (May)

          Additional Accomplishments

  • Participated in the Boston Community Health Needs Assessment/Community Health Implementation Plan process including recruiting residents to Mission Hill meeting.
  • Distributed approx. $3,000 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
  • Improved 1534 Tremont St by installing energy efficient lighting and improving HVAC system.
  • Worked with Wentworth Students on restoration of deck at rear of 1534 Tremont St (August)
  • Sponsored Boston Cyclist union at the Roxbury Crossing farmers market to perform free bike repairs, maintenance and tune-ups (Summer 2019)
  • Wrote Report reviewing 7 years of BWH Mission Hill Community Activities Reports, 2010-2018 (Spring 2019)

Thank you to our Supporters and Collaborators

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Shriners Hospital for Burns

New England Baptist Hospital

Mass Eye and Ear Institute

Whittier St Health Center

Harvard T.F. Chan School of Public Health

Northeastern University

Wentworth Institute of Technology,

Thank you, Sandy Pascal!

Boston University

Community Noise Lab at Boston University

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mission Hill Main Streets

MacArthur Farms

Gary’s Too Farmstand

BCYF Tobin Community Center

Mission Hill Legacy Project

InFocus Camera Club

Mission Hill Artists Collective

Partners in Mentoring/Family Intervention Team

Roxbury Tenants of Harvard

Kristen Mobilia

Laura Serapigilia, MCPHS

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Bodega Makeover

Maynard Clark

Roderick Kersey

The Food Project

Joshua Wolfsun

Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust

City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development

All of US Health Study

Lily’s Pasta

Mike’s Donuts

COGDesign & Jennifer Kimball

Laura Feddersen

Daniel Janowiec, WIT

Michael Ateek, Computers

Harvard University Day of Service

Boston Public Library, Parker Hill Branch

Friends of the Parker Hill Library

State Senator Sonia Chang Diaz

Representative Nika Elugardo

City Councilor-elect Kenzie Bok

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