We are working with Healthy Hampshire on an assessment of healthy food access in Hampshire County. As part of our work, PVPC developed an online map about healthy food access in the County.
Friday’s meeting in West Springfield brought together area healthcare professionals. It was meant to identify the problems and come up with solutions.
Please join us for the release and presentation of the Hampden County community-wide Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) on May12 beginning at 1:00 PM at the Municipal Office Building of West Springfield.
PVPC worked with the City of Holyoke to develop a bike network plan for the City's streets. The plan is currently in draft format and is being reviewed by city staff and the Holyoke bicycle and pedestrian committee. Download the plan below.
In 2015, PVPC conducted health-based regulatory reviews for three Massachusetts communities: Belchertown, Greenfield, and Weymouth. We undertook a comprehensive review to compare each community's plans, policies and regulations to the recommendations in the Healthy Community Design Toolkit.
Live Well Springfield is a community based coalition that includes over 20 organizations working in Springfield. The coalition supports a grassroots movement towards health equity through improving access to healthy eating and active living opportunities.
Hampden County-wide Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Watch VIDEO of CHIP Release Event Presentations at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZL4kBPhv-w
PVPC has completed a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the City of Northampton’s proposed improvements to Pleasant Street. The results of the HIA show that the proposed Pleasant Street Improvements would have an overwhelmingly positive health impact with local and regional significance.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette published an article following up on the Pleasant Street Walk Audit on June 25. This article may be behind a paywall:
Hampden County 12 Town Community Health Assessment Final Report Shared Public Health Nurse Program FY14 CIC Grant - EOAF