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Codman Square forum to tackle healthy living

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 4, 2012 11:32 AM

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Public health officials and community organizers in Codman Square want to create a healthier neighborhood and are looking for community input.

A public forum will be held Wednesday night with the Boston Public Health Commission, the Codman Square Neighborhood Council, the BOLD Teens, the Boston Alliance for Community Health, and the Millennium Ten Initiative to lay out the next steps for ways to support and encourage healthy lifestyles in the neighborhood.

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

Wednesday’s meeting will follow up on last year’s visioning meeting, looking to brainstorm ways to increase access to healthy food and active living, the Public Health Commission said.

“We’re working hard to improve the health of everyone in our community. But true progress hinges on having engaged neighbors at the table because we all have a stake in our future. We hope that folks will join us as we lay out a shared vision for a healthier Dorchester,” Rev. Dr. Bill Loesch of the Codman Square Neighborhood Council, said in a statement.

A light dinner will be served at the free event, which will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Great Hall located at 6 Norfolk St.

For more information, please contact Aliza Wasserman at 617-534-7781 or AWasserman@bphc.org or Bill Loesch at 617-650-2049 or bill.loesch@codman.org

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