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Inner Core Community Health Improvement Coalition

The Inner Core Community Health Coalition (Massachusetts) integrates seven existing municipal coalitions to address unhealthy diets within Boston’s Inner Core region by increasing access to healthy food. The coalitions These existing coalitions are part of a statewide movement to create healthier communities and include members of Mass in Motion and Shape Up Somerville. These groups focus on creating healthier communities through healthy eating and active living initiatives. Through Plan4Health, the coalition has focused on improving healthy retail through the following strategies:

  • Established a membership business association for convenience stores known as the Greater Boston Association of Corner Stores. The aim of this association is to help convenience store owners strengthen their business and increase their positive impact on their communities.
  • Worked to partner with supermarkets and grocery stores to promote healthier options through changes to the store environment.

Check out the resources below to learn more about our work.

Learn more about our impact:

Success Story: April 2016                        Success Story: September 2015        Mini-webinar                                                            Healthy On The Go! Implementation Guide

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Hear Barry Keppard, AICP, give an overview of the                                                                     Watch an introduction to the Greater Boston Association of
Plan4Health project in Boston, MA.                                                                                                       Convenience Stores.


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Coalition Members:
Everett Mass in Motion Coalition
Medford Mass in Motion Coalition
Massachusetts Public Health Association
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Cambridge in Motion
Malden is Moving
Melrose / Wakefielf Mass in Motion

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