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Our community health programs work to improve the conditions that contribute to the physical and mental health and well-being of local residents through a variety of collaborative projects including youth substance abuse prevention, chronic disease prevention, racial equity, and heathy aging.

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Monday, January 16, 2023 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King was an American Baptist minister and activist…

FRCOG updates the Franklin County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) every four years. The RTP is a comprehensive accounting of transportation…

Staying warm in the winter is important! With rising costs, heating your home can be stressful. That’s where homeowners and…

  For many, the winter holiday season has a complicated relationship with the word “healthy”—either because we think we are…

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Mass in Motion

Mass in Motion is a statewide movement that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living in the places people live, learn, work and play. Mass in Motion works with…

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Information and resources regarding COVID-19 prevention and treatment in Franklin County.

Public Health Nurse Lisa White With Participants At The Erving Senior Center.

Age & Dementia Friendly Communities

By 2030 one in 5 people in the in US will be age 65 or older.  In Franklin County this demographic shift is particularly rapid; while in 2010 only 15%…

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Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Network

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Network is made up of people who are interested in making our region a healthier, more equitable place to live, work, and play.  The…

FRCOG Staff With Members Of The Peer Ambassador Program At Unity Park.

Partnership for Youth & Communities That Care

Partnership for Youth (PFY) promotes the health and well-being of teens in the Franklin County and North Quabbin region. PFY collaborates with school and community partners to establish and support…

Infographic That Describes The Roles And Processes That Drive The IH2 Project, Including: The Foundation Role Of Partners In Recognizing And Committing To Address Housing Inequities; Local Governments In Improving Zoning Bylaws That Facilitate Greater Affordable Housing; Process Indicated Include: Getting Abandoned Housing Back On The Market As Affordable Housing; Increasing Municipal Funding For Affordable Housing; Improving Systems For Housing Opportunity, And Reducing The Barriers An Incarceration History Can Have In Accessing Housing.

Improving Housing to Improve Health (IH2)

IH2 is a five-year grant-funded policy and systems change effort seeking answers to this question: How can we change our region’s policies and systems to improve access to affordable, stable…

10 Essential Function Of Public Health Graphic: Monitor Health; Diagnose And Investigate; Inform, Educate, And Empower; Mobilize Community Partnerships; Develop Policies; Enforce Laws; Link To/provide Care; Assure Competent Workforce; Evaluate.

Local Public Health Resources

A Board of Health works to maintain and improve the quality of life in their community by ensuring safe water, air and foods. Boards of Health: Enforce more 10+ state…

Recent Publications

The FRCOG staff has published a wealth of documents regarding community health, which are available for the public to download. Here are links to the three most recent publications.

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