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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

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

Britney Sao, Revere Farmers' Market Manager, reverefarmersmarket781@gmail.com

Laura Flagg, Food Economy Coordinator, revereonthemove@gmail.com


Current Department Updates: 

Revere Farmers' Market is OPEN  - Every Friday until October 5th from 12-4:30 pm at the American Legion Lawn, 249 Broadway

For more info - https://www.facebook.com/reverefarmersmarket/

 

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 works 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 - leadership building of residents to join or create neighborhood groups to take on healthy eating and active living projects

 

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