NEW Health is committed to improving the lives of our residents and we understand that goes beyond caring for patients within our walls. Our outreach program runs comprehensive programming that aims to provide patients with education, helpful materials, and healthy options that continue our mission.

If you or your organization are interested in having NEW Health, come in for an education session or outreach activity, please email Danny Coakley at dfcoakley@mgh.harvard.edu or call 617-643-8105.

Food Access Program

NEW Health’s Food Access Program offers a wide variety of initiatives to combat food insecurity in our communities. Some of these initiatives include monthly produce distributions, maintaining a community garden, and filling our Charlestown Community Fridge. For more information on the program, click here.

Youth Photovoice Project in Charlestown

In collaboration with the state, NEW Health offers an exciting after-school program for Charlestown teenagers. Teens embark on a 20 weeklong project spanning from November thru June that teaches them the dangers of problem gambling, how it impacts their community, and how to utilize photography as a way to educate their neighborhood as well. Students who complete the program receive a camera, weekly meals, and a stipend. Stay tuned for when enrollment opens in the fall.

School Outreach

We are proud to partner with local schools such as the Eliot, St. John’s, Warren-Prescott, and Harvard-Kent to provide education to their students and participate in a variety of activities. If your school is interested in receiving a health talk from a NEW Health provider, contact Danny Coakley.

Lunch and Health Talks

On the 2nd Friday of every month, NEW Health works with a local North End restaurant to provide a healthy lunch to our seniors while they receive are educated on a health topic from one of our providers. For more information or if you would like to sign up for the next lunch, please email Danny Coakley at dfcoakley@mgh.harvard.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help NEW Health continue its mission? We are always looking for volunteers to help with outreach efforts. Please fill out the form below or email Danny Coakley for more information.