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CHA and Students Celebrate National Public Health Week

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In celebration of this year’s National Public Health Week, Cambridge Health Alliance’s (CHA) Department of Community Health Improvement worked with local communities to read a health themed book to students. This year, CHA and Mayor Christenson visited with Mrs. Israelson’s first grade class at the Ferryway School to read Charlotte and the Quiet Place, by Deborah Sosin, a book that focuses on mindfulness and how we all should seek quiet in our daily adventures.

Cambridge Health Alliance is a vital and innovative community health system that provides essential services to Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Department. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. For more information, visit

Mayor Christenson reads to the students

Students with (from left, back row) Mary Cassesso, CHA Chief Community Officer; Renee Cammarata Hamilton, CHA Director of Health Improvement; Mayor Gary Christenson; and Mrs. Erika Israelson, Ferryway School First Grade Teacher

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photos by City of Malden