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CHIP: Mental Wellness & Resilience workgroup

Online

The November 30, 2023 meeting of this workgroup will feature a presentation on the region's Student Health Survey. Contact Jen Audley for more details about this online meeting.

CHIP Steering Committee

Online

December 12, 2023 meeting of the leadership group for the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Network for Franklin County and the North Quabbin.  Visit: https://frcog.org/boards-committees/chip-steering-committee/ for more information.  Contact Phoebe Walker for meeting details.

CHIP Network Meeting

JWO Transit Center, 1st Floor Allen Meeting Room, 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA, United States

December 15, 2023 meeting of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Network for Franklin County and the North Quabbin. The CHIP Network meets several times each year to hear updates from the CHIP work groups and to learn from people who are interested in making our region a healthier, more equitable place to live, work,…

Community Supports for Young People Workgroup

Online

December 20, 2023 meeting of Community Supports for Young People, a workgroup co-sponsored by the Communities That Care Coalition and the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  This is an online meeting; contact Jen Audley for the link to join.

Community Supports for Young People

Online

January 17, 2024 meeting of Community Supports for Young People, a workgroup of the Communities That Care Coalition.  This is an online meeting; contact Jen Audley for the link to join.

Local Public Health Roundtable

This meeting is a regular monthly gathering for health department staff, board of health members, and other interested parties.  Please send agenda item requests to Phoebe Walker at walker(AT)frcog.org. January 2024 Agenda: Opioid Settlement Funds: recent changes in guidance, upcoming listening session: Opioid Listening Session flyer Link to archive of all FRCOG materials about the…

CHIP Steering Committee

Special meeting of the Steering Committee to review plans for CHIP 2024-28 release event on February 8.  This is a hybrid meeting, with room in the second floor library at the Transit Center, and a zoom link for offsite participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82717191893?pwd=ZXlKREdOdVd1KzNEdEFVVkEzMDJWdz09 Meeting ID: 827 1719 1893 Passcode: 923207 One tap mobile: +13052241968,,82717191893#,,,,*923207# US +13092053325,,82717191893#,,,,*923207# US

Small Town Housing Working Group

Online

February 1, 2024 meeting of municipal leaders and local housing advocates who gather bi-monthly to learn together, network, develop strategies, and share updates about housing-related work in the region. Agenda: STHWG Meeting Agenda 02-01-24 (Zoom link is on the agenda.) FRCOG staff support for the Small Town Housing Working Group is funded by the Massachusetts…

Opioid Listening Session

Zoom

How should Franklin County towns spend lawsuit settlement funds from the drug manufacturers? We are eager to hear from residents impacted directly or indirectly by the opioid crisis; please join us to share your stories and ideas. (You are welcome to do so anonymously, if you choose, by joining the Zoom session anonymously, or by…

CHIP 2024-2028 Launch

JWO Transit Center, 1st Floor Allen Meeting Room, 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA, United States

On Feb. 8, 2024 we kicked off of a new cycle for our region's Community Health Improvement Plan process! CHIP launch slideshow (PDF 2GB) Recording of CHIP launch presentation (YouTube, 17 minutes) The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Network is made up of people who are interested in making our region a healthier, more equitable…

How to Write the Order to Correct – for public health agents/inspectors

Virtual Meeting

Could you use an overview of what to do after a housing inspection where you have identified code violations? Join your colleagues to learn how to document "conditions deemed to endanger", to set timelines, and to write and serve an Order to Correct. This workshop is sponsored by the Franklin-Hampshire Field Training Hub and the Western…

Community Supports for Young People

Online

February 21, 2024 meeting of Community Supports for Young People, a Communities That Care Coalition workgroup. This is an online meeting; contact Jen Audley for the link to join.

Ageism and Reframing Aging Workshop

JW Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive Street, Greenfield

One of the priorities identified by the region's new Age and Dementia Friendly Action Plan is to reduce the stigma of aging in our region.  Join the Mass In Motion towns of Franklin County for an interactive workshop on reducing age bias and changing how we think about growing older! There are two options: In…

CHIP Steering Committee

HYBRID meeting convening at the Olver Transit Center, second floor, in the FRCOG offices, and virtually on Zoom 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA, United States

March 14, 2024 meeting of the Steering Committee for the Franklin County/North Quabbin Community Health Improvement Plan Network. Agenda 2024.1.30 CHIP STEERING COMMITTEE CHIP Steering Committee DEIJB Survey (Word version) CHIP calendar 2024 (memo for Steering Committee)

Community Supports for Young People

Online

March 20, 2024 meeting of Community Supports for Young People, a Communities That Care Coalition workgroup. This is an online meeting; contact Naomi Bledsoe for the link to join.

Ageism and Reframing Aging Workshop

One of the priorities identified by the region's new Age and Dementia Friendly Action Plan is to reduce the stigma of aging in our region.  Join the Mass In Motion towns of Franklin County for an interactive workshop on reducing age bias and changing how we think about growing older! There are two options: In…

Review of Updates to the Recreational Camp Code – for health agents, nurses & inspectors

virtual

Health Agents, Nurses, and Inspectors -- Join us for a review of the Recreational Camp for Children code. We will review Board of Health responsibilities for licensing and inspecting these camps, including the changes to 105 CMR 430 that went into effect on March 1, 2024. Registration is required. Download a printable flyer. (PDF, 285…

Small Town Housing Working Group

Online

April 4, 2024 meeting of municipal leaders and local housing advocates who gather bi-monthly to learn together, network, develop strategies, and share updates about housing-related work in the region. Agenda: STHWG Meeting Agenda 04-04-24 (Zoom link is on the agenda.) FRCOG staff support for the Small Town Housing Working Group is funded by the Massachusetts Community…

CHIP Access to Driving Study Group

JWO Transit Center, 1st Floor Allen Meeting Room, 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA, United States

April 10, 2024 - First meeting of CHIP study group focused on increasing access to affordable cars, driving education and licenses during the 2o24-2028 CHIP cycle. Contact Phoebe Walker for more information.

CHIP Network Progress Report Meeting

JWO Transit Center, 1st Floor Allen Meeting Room, 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA, United States

The April 11, 2024 CHIP Network meeting was a progress report on our new five-year plan. We presented updates on three of the 2024-2028 CHIP priorities: Improve digital equity Outreach to close the SNAP gap and expand HIP Increase access to/education on air quality And an update on progress for the CHIP legislative agenda for…

Community Supports for Young People

Online

April 17, 2024 meeting of Community Supports for Young People, a Communities That Care Coalition workgroup. This is an online meeting; contact Naomi Bledsoe for the link to join.

Local Public Health Roundtable April Session: Opioid Settlement Funds

The monthly Roundtable is open to all public health staff, board members, and Town Administrators in the region.  This month we will be discussing proposals for regional spending of opioid settlement funds.  A few local organizations have submitted requests for all local towns/city to consider. Information about funds available: Current Settlement Totals in next 18…

CHIP Steering Committee

May 9, 2024 meeting of the Steering Committee for the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) of Franklin County and the North Quabbin. This committee meets every other month on the 2nd Thursday from 2-3PM.  Contact Jen Audley for the Zoom link. Agenda 2024.5.6 CHIP NETWORK STEERING COMMITTEE https://frcog.org/boards-committees/chip-steering-committee/

Community Supports for Young People

Online

May 15, 2024 meeting of Community Supports for Young People, a Communities That Care Coalition workgroup. This is an online meeting; contact Naomi Bledsoe for the link to join.

Local Officials Workshop: Busting Housing Myths in Franklin County

virtual

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments invites all local officials and residents to join us for our “Busting Housing Myths for Franklin County” workshop. This workshop will provide attendees with a better understanding of the common issues and concerns that people have on the topics of housing development and affordable housing. Franklin County is experiencing…

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