The Boston Public Health Commission, in partnership with the Roxbury Community Alliance for Health (RCAH), invites Roxbury residents, health care providers, community-based organizations, and other interested people to a community health meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 21, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Whittier Street Health Center, 1290 Tremont Street, in Roxbury.

The third in a series of city-wide health forums this year, the meeting is a platform for people living and working in Roxbury to discuss health issues specific to the neighborhood.  The Commission and RCAH are interested in working together with residents, community agencies, faith-based organizations, businesses, elected officials, and others to develop a vision for a stronger, healthier Roxbury and to work towards bringing the vision to life.

“This event presents a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together not only to learn more about the issues affecting their community, but also to think about what a healthier Roxbury would look like and to be a part of making it a reality,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission. “Everyone has a role to play in making our neighborhoods – and our city – healthier.”

WHAT: “Health of Roxbury” Community Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, August 21, from 5 pm to 8 pm

WHERE: Whittier Street Health Center, 1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments, childcare, and Spanish and Somali interpreting will be provided, and resources will be available.  For more information, contact Pam Jones, BPHC, at 617-534-7195 or pjones at bphc dot org or Dumas LaFontant at Whittier Street Health Center, at 617-989-3249.