How does Healthy Fall River
A Healthy City Fall River newsletter (CONNECTIONS) is published quarterly to provide easy access to information about the progress of the process. Stories about community activities that contribute to a healthier city, and reports of the evaluation process are included in the newsletter that is distributed through a variety of organizations to persons who have an interest in the project.
The Design Team
Design Team is made up of
dozens of individuals representing a broad array of groups and
activities that contribute to the health of the community. Members of the Team meet
quarterly to review the progress of the Healthy City Fall River process. The role of the Design Team is to interpret
the input of the community, to help shape a plan of action and to evaluate
the overall progress of the initiative.
The Government Center Display
A permanent display of the Healthy City project is maintained in the atrium of Government Center with information from the web site and the newsletter.
The Web Site
Partners for a Healthier Community maintains a web site at www.healthycityfallriver.org that provides immediate access to information about the Healthy City Fall River initiative. Information and photographs documenting the entire process are available so that anyone new to the process may be brought up-to-date at any time. In addition, information about the Action Plan is maintained at this site. Links to information about Healthy City projects around the world as well as links to useful resources are also provided. Anyone wishing to join the Design Team or to have input into the process may e-mail the Healthy City Fall River Coordinator at email@example.com at their convenience.
Staff from the Center for
Healthy Communities in Brockton who are familiar with standard evaluation techniques consult in this process. They
review the specific goals of the group, the process to achieve the goals and
benchmarks indicating defined progress toward each goal. Information on the
progress of each activity is gathered by the consultants, organized in a
reader-friendly format, and published at the end of each year on the web site.