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Dimple Rana, Director of Healthy Community Initiatives and Revere on the Move 

Elle Baker, Revere on the Move Neighborhood Organizer

Julie DeMauro, Revere on the Move Active Living Coordinator 

Haley Hanton, Revere Farmers Market Manager 

Jennifer Duggan, Healthy Community Initiatives Administrative Assistant 

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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 organization and communities. 


A Community-Led Partnership

Revere on the Move (ROTM) is a partnership 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.



Our policy, systems, and environmental change strategies include:

  • Active Living - Complete Streets Policy, bike lanes and trails, urban trails
  • 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
  • Youth Health Leadership Council - year-round student group that advocate and implement youth-led healthy eating and active living strategies



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.