Posted by boston.com September 28, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Revere CARES Coalition:
Revere on the Move is proud to announce that the City of Revere has been recognized by the Massachusetts Public Health Association as a leader in Healthy Community Design.
Mayor Dan Rizzo will receive the award during the “Health by Design” event which will take place on Thursday, October 9th at 1PM at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
Revere received the award in recognition of the work behind the creation of the City’s first urban trail in October 2011. Since then, Revere on the Move has continued to create new opportunities for community members to be physically active through healthy community design. In the past few months alone, Revere has marked the City’s first bike lane and celebrated the inauguration of a second urban trail in the Beachmont neighborhood. Across Revere, kids are walking to school in record numbers. Revere also hosted its first 5k race this year, and hundreds of residents participated in the second annual Citywide Fitness Challenge.
This great work has been led by the talented and dedicated volunteers of Revere on the Move who attribute their success to strong partnerships with community organizations and city departments. Revere on the Move’s future plans include launching a Healthy Dining and Healthy Corner Store initiative as well as creating a Healthy Community Design Guide tailored to Revere.
About Revere on the Move
Revere on the Move is a community-led collaboration between the City of Revere and Revere CARES, a coalition supported by Mass General Hospital. Revere on the Move is working to make healthy choices around food and physical activity readily available and accessible in Revere. Revere on the Move is a Mass in Motion Initiative, funded in part by the MA Dept. of Public Health and Partners HealthCare.
About the MGH Revere CARES Coalition
The mission of the Revere CARES coalition is to strengthen the health of Revere by: Addressing priorities established by community members; utilizing an environmental approach; advocating for evidence-based, culturally competent strategies, programs and services; and increasing connectedness among individuals and organizations. The goal of the coalition is to improve the well-being of Revere’s residents by preventing substance abuse and promoting healthy eating, active living, and healthy relationships. Revere CARES Coalition is a program of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement. www.reverecares.org