BPHC logoThe Boston Public Health Commission, in partnership with Dorchester House Multi-Service Center,  Mujeres Unidas Avanzadas, Viet Aid, Boston Alliance for Community Health, Boston Healthy Homes and Schools Collaborative, Carney Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health’s Environmental & Occupational Medicine & Epidemiology Program, is hosting a follow-up of last year’s meeting in Fields Corner to discuss next steps in reducing the rates of asthma and obesity within the community. The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, located at 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester.

The Fields Corner meeting is the second in a series of citywide health forums this year. It is an opportunity for people living and working in the community to discuss how they can contribute their efforts to reduce asthma and obesity within Fields Corner. In particular, participants will learn about the concrete action steps developed since last year’s meeting and share their thoughts on ways to successfully implement them. These include the launch of Boston Moves for Health, Mayor Thomas Menino’s challenge to the people of Boston to collectively lose 1 Million pounds, and for children, youth, and adults to collectively walk 10 million miles.  Online registration for the Boston Moves for Health campaign will be available throughout the meeting.

The Commission, Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, and the other partners, look forward to hearing participant feedback since the last meeting and collaborating with residents, businesses, community agencies, faith-based institutions, elected officials, and others to build a stronger, healthier Fields Corner.

“This dialogue presents a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to brainstorm new ways to address health challenges,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission. “Everyone has a role to play in making our neighborhoods healthier.”

The event is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served. Translation services will be provided at no charge including Spanish & Vietnamese. Residents of all ages, providers, organizations, youth groups, parents, seniors, and concerned local leaders are encouraged to attend. If you require special accommodations, please RSVP. For more information, please contact Michael SooHoo at 617-534-2302 or MSooHoo at bphc dot org. or Mary Troung, External Relations Director, Dorchester House Multi-Service Center at 617-740-2419 or mary.truong at dorchesterhouse dot org.