Grantee Stories

Point32Health Foundation works with communities to support, advocate and advance healthier lives for everyone.

LGBT elders

Healthy Aging in Massachusetts

Responding to LGBT Elders

Older LGBT people face unique challenges. With our support, Jamaica Plain-based Ethos can do more to change that paradigm.

people playing patty-cake

Access to Healthy Food in Connecticut

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Garden Kits

At least that’s what the  executive director of Keney Park Sustainability Project did when COVID knocked out his volunteer program.
 

latino elders

Healthy aging in New Hampshire

Reimagining Aging in the Granite State

A state-level commission will promote healthy aging in communities across New Hampshire. Three critical elements helped make it happen.

COVID Vaccine Education in Maine

Racial Disparities Too Familiar to Native Communities

What Wabanaki Public Health did to be sure Indigenous communities in Maine had information to make informed decisions about getting vaccinated, and had access to COVID-19 vaccines. Photo courtesy of Wabanaki Public Health.
 

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Healthy Aging in Massachusetts

Creating a Culture of Inclusion

How did Springfield, Mass., become the first city in the nation to apply for and receive three age-friendly designations? Three words: Time. Tenacity. And collaboration. Photo courtesy of Live Well Springfield.
 

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Spotlighting Healthy Aging in Rhode Island Election

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Candidates Respond Aging Policy Questions

At an August 3rd  forum organized by the Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island and 17 cosponsoring organizations, Rhode Island’s six gubernatorial candidates responded to questions focused on older adult priorities and addressed their plans to fix the states’ fragmented long-term care continuum. 
 

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Closing the SNAP gap

Streamlining Access to SNAP and MassHealth Benefits

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and the Massachusetts Senior Action Council worked in coalition with 150+ anti-poverty and public health organizations to simplify access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. As a result of this collaborative effort, Massachusetts residents applying for or renewing their MassHealth benefits online can now easily initiate a SNAP application. This is an important step forward in advancing healthy food access and health equity in the state. 
 

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Older Adult Behavioral Health Network in Massachusetts

A Look Back at an Impactful First Year

After the COVID-19 pandemic drew attention to the risks associated with untreated behavioral health conditions among older adults, the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH) launched the Older Adult Behavioral Health Network. Rooted in the grassroots advocacy of the Massachusetts Aging and Mental Health Coalition, the network works to improve the lives of older adults and support community living through advocacy, workforce development, and public education. Read about what they’ve accomplished in their first year.
 

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To-go box filled with fresh fruit and vegetables
Access to Healthy Food in Massachusetts

A Sense of Community and Food to Go

Residents of an affordable-housing community in Northampton, Mass., received boxes containing beautiful local fruits and veggies from the farms of Western Massachusetts plus household essentials to help them stay safe and stay healthy throughout the pandemic. Photo courtesy of Grow Food Northampton.
 

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Access to healthy Food in Massachusetts

Hope Community Garden – a Roxbury Treasure

Residents of “Madison Village”, a vibrant affordable-housing community in Roxbury, Mass., enjoy expanded healthy food, cooking and garden programs. Photo courtesy of Madison Park Development Corporation. 

 

 

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Metal fence outside garden with a colorful block letter sign spelling out hope