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Heat Preparedness Week 2023: Climate Change is a Public Health Issue

Heat Preparedness Week 2023: Climate Change is a Public Health Issue Written by Sasha Shyduroff, Senior Clean Energy and Climate Planner August 21, 2023 – The Greater Boston region is experiencing more frequent and intense heat waves, as well as rising temperatures due to climate change. Just this year, a heat emergency was declared on July […]

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New Focus in Community Health Needs Assessments: The Social Determinants of Health

New Focus in Community Health Needs Assessments: The Social Determinants of Health Community health needs assessments (CHNAs), commonly performed by hospitals and other institutions, identify and describe factors that affect a given area’s health. Lately, there’s been a shift: CHNAs increasingly focus on the social determinants of health. This is making the assessments more useful […]

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