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Did you know that an estimated 300,000 Massachusetts residents suffer from an eating disorder? This week Massachusetts lawmakers will consider steps to prevent those under 18 years old from having access diet pills and weight-loss supplements. Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan along with three organizations working to help those with eating disorders, STRIPED (Strategic Training… Read More »
This post is part of a series on NNLM NER’s funded projects. In FY2016-2017, NNLM NER funded the Mason Square Branch of Springfield City Library (MA) for the Health In The Square project. Goals of this project included: strengthening community partnerships, providing healthy and nutritious food, and encouraging health literacy. The Mason Square Branch Library is… Read More »
“Inclusion Drives Innovation” is the theme of this year’s national awareness campaign about disabilities. The goal of highlighting October as National Disability Awareness Month is meant to draw our attention to the contributions made to the workplace, our communities and our families by people who have disabilities. To me, the word “disability” carries a… Read More »
This week, I headed into Boston (MA) with my colleague Susan Halpin. We were scheduled to meet with Action for Boston Community Development. ABCD is an anti-poverty and community development organization founded in 1961, several years before the federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. ABCD serves over 100,000 clients, facilitating access to benefits that allow families… Read More »
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