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Healthy Community Initiatives

Staff 

Dimple Rana, Director of Healthy Community Initiatives and Co-Leader of Revere on the Move 
drana@revere.org 
781-286-8172

Elle Baker, Revere on the Move's Neighborhood Organizer
ebaker@revere.org
781-286-8188

Julie DeMauro, Revere on the Move's Active Living Coordinator
jdemauro@revere.org 
781-286-8174


Current Department Updates: 

Revere Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey Still Seeking Responses
The City of Revere and Revere on the Move are continuing to collect responses to the city’s Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey, which is gauging community input to help identify opportunities to improve open space and recreation resources.
 
All questions in the survey are optional and all responses are kept anonymous.  The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

English survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/revere-osrp
 
Spanish survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/revere-osrp-espanol
 
Those who wish to leave their contact information at the end of the survey have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to Kelly’s Roast Beef.
 
The City of Revere thanks you for your assistance as we plan the future of our open space and recreation offerings!

 

Department Description

Healthy Community Initiatives (HCI) works with Revere residents, businesses and stakeholders in leading healthier lives, raising healthier families and building healthier communities. We succeed by leveraging local, regional, and state partnerships, utilizing evidence-based practices, conducting rigorous evaluation, and partnering with organizations and communities. 

 

A Community-Led Collaboration

Revere on the Move (ROTM) is a collaboration between the City of Revere's Healthy Community Initiatives Department and the MGH Revere CARES Coalition.

Revere experiences a consistently higher percentage of obesity compared with the state average, particularly for children and youth. Furthermore, according to surveys about the community's health needs, some populations report 1 in 4 people having run out of food or worried about running out of food in the past year. Revere on the Move and the ROTM Task Force were created in 2008 to make healthy choices around food and physical activity readily available and accessible to all Revere residents through changes to policy, systems, environments, and programs.

Revere on the Move is a Mass in Motion legacy community funded by Partners HealthCare. 

Click here to see our informational handout. Like us on Facebook at Revere on the Move for regular updates.

 

Strategies

Our policy, systems, and environmental change strategies include:

  • Active Living - Bicycle sharing, bicycle lanes and trails, urban trails, and Complete Streets Policy development
  • Food Justice - Revere Farmers Market, community gardens, food economy research and development
  • Neighborhood Organizing - neighborhood groups and projects such as playgrounds, dog park, and public art

 

Volunteer

Get involved and make the healthy choice the easy choice in Revere! Volunteer with any of our strategies, upcoming events, join a neighborhood group and our Task Force or simply stay in touch through our weekly newsletter.

Click here to sign up