Mr. Aronstein has over 30 years of experience working in public health and community development leading community health planning processes, cross-sector community health coalitions, and developing and managing grant making funds. In partnership with the MA Department of Public Health and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Mr. Aronstein directs the Statewide Community Health Initiative Fund and the Healthy Aging Fund, grant making processes funded by hospitals and long-term care facilities. Since joining HRiA, Mr. Aronstein has reinvigorated the Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) where he led Boston’s first cross-sector community health assessment process, in conjunction with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), the basis of Boston’s current Community Health Improvement Plan. He oversaw the development of BACH’s Healthy Community Champions, a large community training and engagement initiative as part of BPHC’s three-year, CDC funded, “Let’s Get Healthy, Boston!” project to address causes of chronic disease. At BACH, and in his past work at the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, he has designed, implemented, managed, and evaluated health improvement grant making processes. He has extensive experience working at the intersection of public health and community development. Mr. Aronstein holds an MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work and an AB from Yale University.
Program Director, Statewide Community Health Initiatives and Healthy Aging Funds617-279-2269