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IGNITE Engaging Youth Initiative Evaluation

HRiA is conducting a 3-year evaluation and capacity building project for the IGNITE Engaging Youth initiative in the Paso del Norte region. This region includes El Paso and Hudspeth Counties (Texas), Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero Counties (New Mexico), and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. For IGNITE, eight grantees received funding from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation… Read more »

Community Health Training Institute

Community Health Training Institute

Since 2013, Health Resource in Action (HRiA) has managed the MA CHTI ( in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Division of Wellness and Prevention to provide targeted professional in-person and web-based trainings, events, and webinars for individuals and teams working in public health.  With subject matter experts, HRiA develops customized trainings, events,… Read more »

Smoke Free Housing

Health Resources in Action (HRiA) and the Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) will work in closely to increase the capacity of partners to promote, adopt and enforce smoke-free multi-unit housing policies.  To this end, HRiA will work to accomplish the following goals: Goal 1: Increase capacity of housing partners to implement and sustain voluntary adoption… Read more »

Healthy Homes for Family Child Care Educators

HRiA takes a systematic approach to promoting healthy homes for family child care educators (FCEs) in Eastern Massachusetts – working directly with educators, family child care support agencies, and the MA Department of Early Education and Care. Low socioeconomic status, substandard housing, and exposure to substantial environmental hazards means many children suffer disproportionately from environmental… Read more »

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline

Since 1997, HRiA has operated the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline, providing free and confidential information and referrals for alcohol and other substance use problems. The Helpline is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, and is staffed by experienced and certified Screening & Information Specialists with access to a… Read more »

Pipeline to Proposal Awards (P2P)

Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) Awards enable individuals and groups that are not typically involved in clinical research to develop the means to generate community-led funding proposals focused on patient-centered comparative effectiveness research. Established by the non-profit Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the program funds three tiers of awards that help individuals or groups build community… Read more »

MA Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP)

Massachusetts has one of the highest state asthma rates for both adults and children in the country.  In fact, the whole New England region has rates above the U.S. average. The Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP) seeks to reduce asthma health disparities and improve the quality of life for all people with asthma in the… Read more »

Massachusetts Working on Wellness (MA WoW)

Working on Wellness helps Massachusetts employers successfully develop, implement and sustain policies and programs to create a supportive work environment and enable employees to engage in healthy behaviors. This statewide initiative helps participating worksites adopt sustainable policies and practices that promote and protect the health of employees. Working on Wellness provides Massachusetts employers with: Seed… Read more »