Report title: Southcoast Healthy Housing & Workplace Initiative (SCHHWI) Final Report
Author(s): David Borges
Report date: 2014
Sponsor: Voices for a Healthy Southcoast, YMCA Southcoast, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Services: program evaluation, survey research, qualitative research
Issue areas: public health, community development, housing, Gateway Cities
Summary: The SouthCoast Healthy Housing and Workplace Initiative (SCHHWI) seeks to improve heart and lung health in Fall River, New Bedford, and Wareham by promoting smoke-free and wellness policies in public and subsidized housing, worksites, and mental health and substance use treatment facilities. The primary focus is to reduce regional health disparities by targeting health problems that disproportionately affect low-income residents and by creating a pipeline of community resources to focus on populations with the greatest disease burden. This final report presents an analysis of the program’s activities and outcomes over the two-year grant period.