Edith M. Fox Library
175 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474
Arlington/Belmont Speaks is a public health strategy designed to share information about mental health and racial equity in Arlington/Belmont that was collected last spring as part of an assessment conducted by the community coalition Community Health Network Area 17 (CHNA17). CHNA17’s goal was to better understand the successes and challenges that African Americans experience when accessing mental health services. The initiative was funded by Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and McLean Hospital in Belmont.
On December 6th, from 10:00am-1:00pm at Edith M. Fox Library (175 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington), CHNA 17, will share with service providers what was learned in these community interviews and lead facilitated group community discussions. Service providers will engage in dialogue about what was shared and plan next steps to improve mental health services. CHNA 17 will provide funding next year to support changes to improve access to services.