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Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Inc.

State (Location): Massachusetts
Grant Program: Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities, FY 2007
Organization Name: Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Inc.
Organization Address: 71 Cherry St., Cambridge MA 02139
Phone Number: (617) 547-4680
Fax Number: (617) 497-0166
Title of Project: Men's Health League
Project Director: Barbara Kibler
E-mail: or

Description of Organization:
The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFHN) has been recognized for over a century as a catalyst for community activities and support. Located in Cambridge, it was founded is 1902. Housed in a National Historic Landmark facility, its programs are expanding rapidly as our community board plans strategically to best meet the needs and demands of a changing community. The MFNH provides a broad range of services each year to over 1,600 families, children and elders of Area 4, one of the most diverse and low-income neighborhoods in the city of Cambridge. We focus on community-building, as strong communities have a better chance of combating crime, drug abuse and mental and social deterioration caused by isolation and disenfranchisement. The MFNH has a tradition of helping immigrants and addressing community concerns by opening their doors to a changing neighborhood and creating a supportive environment for building a strong community.

Description of project:
The Men's Health League aims to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes for men of color in the city. Our project will focus on reducing diabetes and heart disease/stroke through the creation of an integrated network of health promotion activities partnering with the Cambridge Health Alliance and the Cambridge YMCA. Program Components Include: 1) Men's Health Team – 10 trained volunteer mentors, role models and educators, 2) Community-based education and screening events – churches, community centers, health centers, 3) Health Communications Campaign utilizing local opinion leaders, 4) Fitness Buddies – social support for exercise and healthier eating, 5) Fit for Life – 12-week intensive exercise program including free YMCA membership, 6) Navigated Health Care – assistance in accessing and utilizing health care and following through with clinical recommendations, 7) And exercise prescription pad pilot.

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