Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, April 25, 2008

News at the Norwood Health Department website

If you haven’t visited the Norwood Health Department website lately, now’s the time. They keep adding news and other information about the incredible array of services they provide to the community. We appreciate the time and effort they put into this site to provide information vital to our and our children’s quality of living.

Recently, we paid a visit and were pretty wowed by this front page news - a photo of Health Commission Donna Laake receiving a certificate of appreciation last month from the Latino Educational Assimilation Resource located on Paxton Avenue. The group’s mission is “to help public emergency, health and educational services communicate with the growing Hispanic population.” They have donated Spanish translators, dictionaries, tapes, carrying cases, and other material to help Health Department personnel better communicate with our local Hispanic community. According to their website, the Norwood Fire Department has asked for Spanish translator machines and other supplies they’ll be providing them with this year.

If you‘re interested in healthier meals when dining out locally, click here to see the 12 Norwood restaurants that achieved the Gold Plate standard awarded by Health Department through the Gold (Great Options in Lower-fat Dining) Plate Program. As their brochure states, “when choosing these options you not only benefit your own health but also support these restaurants’ efforts to benefit our community.”

To put our own stamp on that support and also do our part to help the Health Department “spread the word” about their services and news, we’ve added their website to our links on the right hand side.