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Cambridge Public Health Department Initiative Featured on Let's Move Blog
Posted Date: 11/4/2013

A Cambridge Public Health Department initiative to address childhood obesity was featured on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move blog. Thblog posting highlights the health department’s annual mini-grant competition, in which winning organizations receive $500 awards to develop activities that promote healthy eating and physical activity.

The Cambridge Public Health Department, managed by CHA, oversees a number of healthy weight initiatives, including Let’s Move! Cambridge, the Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council, and Cambridge in Motion.

 


Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic community health system committed to providing high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities. CHA has expertise in primary care, specialty care and mental health/substance use services, as well as caring for diverse and complex populations. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care through the system’s affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine.