Learning & Networking Events

CHNA 17 sponsors learning and networking around our priority areas – mental health, and racial equity. We provide trainings, community forums, and learning communities as well as a newsletter with additional resources.

Upcoming Learning and Networking Events

Steering Committee Meetings

Steering Committee meetings are open to the public.
Email chna17info@gmail.com to participate.

Community Forum Dates and Times

The following forums will be held to share back the data collected in our Final Report – Mental Health and Racial Equity. Note, each community will have a forum specifically for residents. We will also hold service provider forums in Cambridge and Somerville, and combined events for the communities of Arlington/Belmont, and Watertown/Waltham. Please note, some dialogues are geared to providers, and others to residents.

  • Somerville Service Providers: Wednesday, November 15th at 1:00-4:00 Location:  Welcome Project 530 Mystic Ave #111, Somerville.
    Registration:  Michelle Harper, Mharper@egc.org, 617.262.4567.

  • Cambridge Residents: Nov. 18, 10:00-11:30 Location: Cambridge Community Center – 5 Callander Street, Cambridge, MA. Registration:  email:  MH_Grant@SPCambridge.org.
  • Arlington/Belmont Service Providers: December 6, 10-1pm
    Location:  TBD, Registration: Natasha Pierre, natashapierrelmhc@gmail.com, 857 304 0030.
  • Belmont Residents: December 11, 6-7:30pm Location: TBD,
    Registration: Natasha Pierre, natashapierrelmhc@gmail.com, 857 304 0030.
  • Arlington Residents: December 13, 6-7:30pm Location: TBD,
    Registration: Natasha Pierre, natashapierrelmhc@gmail.com, 857 304 0030.
  • Waltham/Watertown Service Providers: January 10, 10-1pm
    Location:  TBD, Registration: Natasha Pierre, natashapierrelmhc@gmail.com, 857 304 0030.
  • Watertown Residents: January 13, 12-1:30pm Location: TBD,
    Registration: Natasha Pierre, natashapierrelmhc@gmail.com, 857 304 0030.
  • Waltham Residents: January 19, 6-7:30pm Location:  TBD,
    Registration: Natasha Pierre, natashapierrelmhc@gmail.com, 857 304 0030

Past Trainings and Community Forums

Our trainings over the past year have included:

The information contained in this training is for general information purposes only. The training is sponsored by CHNA 17 and we strive to offer trainings that align with our mission and our health priority areas. Additionally, the CHNA 17 steering committee regularly conducts votes to decide on which trainings to offer. While we endeavor to ensure the quality, suitability and accuracy of the content provided in each training, participants join at their own risk and assume responsibility for their participation.

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