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2015


Bright Idea Designation: Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
February 2015


The Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council was recognized as a 2015 Bright Idea in government by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Read the media release 
2014


Organization of the Year Award

Cambridge Community Television
April 2014

The Cambridge Public Health Department was one of two recipients of Cambridge Community Television’s Organization of the Year Award. The award recognized the department for producing informational programming to raise awareness of public health issues facing Cambridge.


 2013


Roadmaps to Health Prize

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
February 2013

Cambridge was one of six winners of the inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Roadmaps to Health Prize. The prize honors outstanding community partnerships across the United States that are helping residents lead healthier lives. To learn more about the Cambridge prize and local programs, visit www.rwjf.org.

Read the media release 


 


2012


Cambridge Food Heroes Award

Mayor Henrietta Davis
October 2012


In celebration of Food Day, the Cambridge Public Health Department's Josefine Wendel and Dawn Olcott were honored as "Cambridge Food Heroes" by Mayor Henrietta Davis. Read the media release 

Institutional Partner Award

Medical Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (MACET)
March 2012


The Cambridge Public Health Department's public health nursing team and Cambridge Health Alliance physicians received a statewide award for their exemplary contributions to tuberculosis care. Read the media release 

 

Best Walking City in the U.S.

Prevention Magazine

For the second time, the City of Cambridge was named the Best Walking City in America by Prevention Magazine and the American Podiatric Medical Association.


2011


Let's Move! Campaign Sign-On

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
February 2011

For the first anniversary celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign, U.S. Health and Human Services spotlighted Cambridge initiatives to reduce childhood obesity. Read the media release 

2010

Bright Idea Designation: Cut It Out Cambridge

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
October 2010

Cut It Out Cambridge, a domestic violence prevention initiative sponsored by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women, trains hair stylists how to recognize signs of abuse among their clients and how to safely refer them to local resources. Read the media release 
 

Model Practice Award: Men's Health League

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
July 2010


The Cambridge Men’s Health League was one of 24 local public health programs nationwide that was selected to receive a Model Practice Award. The Men’s Health League (MHL) is a Cambridge initiative that addresses the prevention of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, especially in men of color. Read the media release 
2009

Model Practice Award: Emergency Preparedness

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

The Cambridge Public Health Department received a NACCHO Model Practice Award for emergency preparedness’ mutual aid protocols.


2008

Community Health Worker Award

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
November 2008

Gloria Mejia of the Cambridge Public Health Department received a Community Health Worker Award for her passion, dedication and leadership abilities. Ms. Mejia works for the Cambridge-Somerville Healthy Homes and Lead Safe Kids programs. Read the media release 


Best Walking City in the U.S.

Prevention Magazine

The City of Cambridge was named the Best Walking City in America by Prevention Magazine and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

2007

Model Practice Award: Fitness Buddies

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
The Cambridge Public Health Department received a NACCHO Model Practice Award for Fitness Buddies, a free, 10 week program utilizing social support to encourage physical activity.
 

Innovation in Prevention Award (Schools Category)

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

The City of Cambridge and the Healthy Children Task Force was awarded with the 2007 Innovation in Prevention Award (schools category) for its Healthy Living Cambridge Kids program. These awards focus on highlighting preventive health and recognizing organizations that implement innovative approaches to address chronic diseases and promote healthier lifestyles. 
 

"Public Health Ready" Recognition

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
February 2007


Massachusetts Public Health Preparedness Region 4b has been recognized by NACCHO as "Public Health Ready." Cambridge is one of 27 communities in Region 4b, which surrounds Boston. Region 4b was one of only seven local health departments and regional coalitions to win recognition. Read the media release 


2004

Model Practice Award: Let's Talk Campaign

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

The Cambridge Public Health Department received a NACCHO Model Practice Award for the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative’s Let’s Talk campaign, an initiative to improve the quantity and quality of conversations taking place between young children and their parents.
 

Innovations Award: Golden Shoes

National League of Cities

Cambridge Walks received a National League of Cities 2004 Innovations Award for Golden Shoes.


 

Updated on February 1, 2016