The Community Action Network (CAN) is a group of community residents, representatives from community-based organizations, healthcare, government, and other groups that are working together to eliminate racial and ethnic inequities in infant mortality and poor birth outcomes in Boston by mobilizing the community to do outreach, education, and policy change. Community engagement and leadership is a core strategy of CAN.
The CAN hosted an 'Appreciation' themed meeting on March 21st at the Great Hall at Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester. It was a wonderful meeting where CAN members got to reconnect with each other, celebrate CAN accomplishments, and share resources and announcements. A total of 51 CAN members were in attendance, including 22 new members.
"What the Community Action Network is doing through community engagement and advocacy to achieve health equity is a best practice," said Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, who was a special guest speaker at the recent meeting.
Nine CAN members were awarded for outstanding commitment and dedication. If you'd like to learn more about the Community Action Network go to www.bphc.org/CAN or email CAN@BPHC.org.