Residents in Roxbury who have concerns about the health of their neighborhood are encouraged to attend a forum about the “Health of Roxbury” Tuesday.
Sponsored by the Boston Public Health Commission, the forum will bring together service providers, local health officials and residents to discuss health issues specific to the neighborhood and strategies that can be implemented to stem unhealthy activities.
“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,” 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 – and our city – healthier.”
The forum will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Whittier Street Health Center located at 1290 Tremont St.
Spanish and Somali translation will be available at the free event along with refreshments and child care. For more information contact the Boston Public Health Commission at (617) 534-7195 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dumas LaFontant at the Whittier Street Health Center, at (617) 989-3249.