Benefiting Our Community: Keeping Us Healthy
Cooley Dickinson encourages healthy lifestyle choices by helping to make the healthy choice the easier choice. We work with community partners to promote environments that support health including infrastructure, policy, health equity, and economic and social conditions.
We provide educational outreach and support initiatives to improve access to health care for vulnerable populations.
Supporting Youth Wellbeing Grant Opportunity
Cooley Dickinson is offering funding for projects that support youth wellbeing. The focus for this work is Amherst youth of color. Click here for an application and instructions. We anticipate additional funds will be available to support additional projects and communities in 2024.
How Healthy Are We?
Helping local residents live healthier lives and access key services is central to Cooley Dickinson’s mission. Every three years, Cooley Dickinson conducts a community health needs assessment. The assessment helps Cooley Dickinson and other agencies better understand local health needs and priorities so that we can plan programs and community health interventions.
From the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment, conducted in 2022, the following priority areas were identified:
- Digital Equity
- Access to Healthy Food
- Veterans and Access to Care
- Latino Health Access
- Language access through medical interpreter services
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Memory Care Support
- Youth Wellbeing/Mental Health
To view other reports, click on the appropriate link below:
- 2022-2025 Implementation Plan
- Community Health Needs Assessment (2019)
- 2019-2022 Implementation Plan