Built by the community — 
a ‘home' for wellness,
health & active living resources

Healthy Easton is a community coalition, built by the community and for the community. Healthy Easton began in 2014 with a planning grant from the Greater Brockton Health Alliance. With the Old Colony YMCA as the convener, bi-monthly community meetings were held to identify community needs regarding accessibility, physical activity and nutrition.

In 2015, Healthy Easton received an implementation grant from the Greater Brockton Health Alliance to bring the community's vision to life!

Our members are all volunteers, sharing a vision to increase the accessibility, overall health, and wellness of the community.

Finding a hub for all things related to wellness, nutrition and active living in the local area was identified as a need by the community, and has been a focus for Healthy Easton. Our hope is that this website is the beginning of pulling together all of the wonderful resources in the local area that already exist.

 

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Healthy Easton receives Community Collaboration Award

Healthy Easton committee members pictured to the left, accepting the award at the State House.

 

What we have achieved

2014 Planning Grant from Greater Brockton Health Alliance

  • Built capacity of new Healthy Easton coalition

  • Created a vision and mission statements

  • Conducted community needs assessments, asset mapping, and community meetings to understand the need in improving access to physical activity and nutrition

  • Determined three priority areas based on needs identified:

    • Connectivity of Easton’s neighborhoods and mixed use/commercial centers to improve active transportation

    • Alignment of efforts around nutrition access

    • Communication and information accessibility regarding healthy living in Easton

2015 Implementation Grant from Greater Brockton Health Alliance

  • Developed bike share program

  • Launched Healthy Stops initiative

  • Support Envision Easton’s goals to improve active transportation options

2016 Healthy Stops

  • Identified and mapped “Healthy Stops” in Easton including Old Colony Y, Town Hall, North Easton Savings Bank, Ames Free Library

May 2017 Bike Rodeo

  • Bike safety event featuring Safe Routes to School’s bike obstacle course, 10 community vendors and Easton’s School Resource Officer.

June 2017 Bike Share Launch

  • Operated at the Old Colony YMCA-Easton Branch on weekends

June 2018: Awarded the Community Collaboration Award

  • The Community Collaboration Award is from MassDOT and Safe Routes to School. This award is given to a community group that exemplifies hard work and dedication and truly values safety and community collaboration.

December 2018: Signed on The Beanery as Healthy Stop

December 2018: Launched Healthy Easton Instagram and Healthy Easton Blog with support from Stonehill College students