A Healthy Communities Coalition led by the Cambridge Health Alliance & the City of Everett.
The Substance Abuse Coalition is committed to bringing together and mobilizing the diverse community of Everett to address issues associated with substance use and abuse. While promoting positive health and well-being, especially among our youth, through a range of prevention efforts, the coalition uses multiple strategies in multiple settings to change the social norms on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
The Everett Youth Network, coordinated by ECHP-SAC, facilitates youth development & leadership in several ways. The Network is a collaboration of youth workers and individuals who provide direct-service, support & guidance to youth and youth-serving organizations in Everett. Contact: Jaime Lederer firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-591-6808
Youth Jobs/Employment: Collaborate with city's summer youth jobs program in addition to advocate for more year-round employment opportunities for teens younger than 18.
Healthy Development & Health Education: Maintain established partnerships between healthcare, public schools and substance abuse coalition to reduce substance use and teen pregnancy and increase high school graduation and post-secondary education/careers.
Violence Prevention: Developing partnerships between youth, immigrant communities and police to reduce gang violence and increase community safety and relationships among adults and youth.
Youth Leadership Development: Increase youth program opportunities that develop community leaders and civic engagement.
How a community meets citizen needs to access basic living requirements like living wage jobs, a good education, healthy food, and affordable safe places to live and play determines the health of individuals and the entire community. The partners of the Everett Community Health Partnership work to increase community and civic engagement around these key social determinants of health through community events, workshops and planning processes. Some ECHP partners involved in community and civic engagement initiatives include:
There are many initiatives and strategies that ECHP partners implement to ensure equitable access to healthy food and physical activity for all who live, work, play and pray in Everett.