2015 City of Cambridge Community Health Plan

The Cambridge Public Health Department recently released Cambridge’s first community health improvement plan, which will set the city’s health agenda for the next five years. The plan describes strategies for making tangible progress in four health priority areas:

  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • Violence
  • Healthy, safe and affordable housing
  • Healthy eating and physical activity


Two additional topics—health access and health equity/social justice—are integrated across priority areas because they are the foundations of a healthy population.

The 2015 City of Cambridge Community Health Plan is the culmination of a two-year effort to involve the community, organizations, and local government in identifying the city’s major health needs and developing feasible solutions. See more at: http://bit.ly/1Ty7UMG