Everett Community Health Partnership

A collaborative initiative of CHA, the City of Everett and members of the Everett community.

 

ECHP mission: to improve the health and quality of life of people in Everett by creating opportunities for individuals, families and organizations to work collaboratively and strategically to address challenges facing the community.

At the core of all ECHP activities is the desire to increase communication, encourage interdependence, enhance capacity and ensure that critical health data and information are easily accessible and shared.

Core Activities

Coordinating and networking community prevention efforts; participating in the provision of education, training and technical assistance services to the community at large; collecting, assessing, and disseminating community health data; community visioning; and coordinating systems change efforts

Support community organizations and coalitions that work on many issues that affect health and quality of life, including substance abuse prevention, children's health care access and advocacy, children's oral health, nutrition and physical activity promotion, domestic violence prevention, elder mental health, immigrant health and environmental change/improvement.

Since 2003, ECHP has helped implement the Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Obtained federal grant funds to develop and begin implementing a home-bound elder mental health program

Obtained state grant funds to begin a teen pregnancy prevention program and an oral health program for Head Start children

Coordinate the Everett Substance Abuse Coalition

Provide strategic planning and program assistance to the Joint Committee for Children's Health Care in Everett and the Mayor's Multicultural Affairs Commission

Wrote the first Everett Community Health Assessment report

Currently developing a Guide to Everett Community Groups and Coalitions

Guided by the principles of Healthy Communities

  • A broad definition of health that goes beyond the absence of disease to address root causes and prevention strategies
  • A collaborative, consensus-based approach to problem-solving that involves a diverse group of people representative of the Everett community
  • An assets approach that defines people and relationships based on their skills and abilities rather than their needs and deficits
  • A systems perspective that addresses community challenges through the implementation of broad, long-term, and high-impact projects and interventions
  • An approach guided by consistent evaluation of progress and outcomes
  • An approach that realizes shared community values and projects those values into a compelling vision of the future

ECHP recognizes that health is greatly influenced by many things around us, including social, economic, political, and environmental factors as well as our own behaviors.

    Contact Us

  • Jean Granick

    Program Manager, ECHP P: 617-591-6927 Email
  • Jaime Lederer

    Program Supervisor, ECHP Substance Abuse Coalition P: 617-806-8776 F: 617-591-6949 Email
  • Bob Marra

    Community Health Project Consultant Email