What does membership involve?
CHNA 23 welcomes anyone age 18 and older who is interested in working with others to improve the health and wellbeing of those who live and work in the 11 communities we serve (Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton and Rockland). There is no cost to become a member.
Our goal is to engage members who reflect the age, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and linguistic diversity of our communities. As a member of CHNA 23 you can attend our monthly general meetings to share your organizations’ events and programs. You’ll learn about the services and resources of other organizations in your area and make new contacts by networking. By becoming a CHNA 23 member you will help to identify health needs/health literacy needs of the communities in your area. CHNA General Members may seek to serve on the CHNA Steering Committee and sub-committees, as well.
Our members include representatives from:
- Boards of health
- City and local governments
- Community coalitions
- Community‐based agencies
- Faith communities
- Grassroots organizations
- Health and human service agencies
- Massachusetts DPH Regional Centers for Healthy Communities
- Public housing/transportation
- Schools, colleges and universities
Members can make a difference. They have the opportunity to:
- Network and share ideas with people with similar interests in building healthier communities
- Advocate for health issues that are important to the community
- Work with others to enrich the community
- Gain knowledge about a range of health-related issues and topics
- Participate in designing and implementing health-improvement projects
- Advise the Department of Public Health on programs and the funding process
- Give back to the community