Healthy Families & Communities

Community Health

Healthy Families & Communities

We believe that the emotional and social development needs of children and youth must be addressed if they are to succeed in school, and consequently, in life. - CES Values

Community Health Solutions Consulting

Community Health Solutions Consulting from CES offers our sixteen years of experience at the local level to plan, coordinate and support effective public health and prevention programs addressing health, nutrition and food insecurity, fitness, underage substance abuse prevention, school climate and bullying, and trauma-informed communities. Our consultants have deep knowledge in these areas, and our approach seeks to create effective community health engagement models by involving the community to make change.

Community engagement for healthy change begins at the grassroots. We believe that the foundation of any successful project is getting to know the communities or groups that we are working with, and designing programs as a trusted partner. Our consultants are expert assessment, evaluation, and in the use and adaptation of multiple evidence-based models and processes for change, applied to meet the specific needs of the project. Our close ties to and experience in western Massachusetts provide clients with opportunities to view projects and needs from the grassroots level.

Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY) Coalition

SPIFFY is a coalition of over 80 community partners working together to improve outcomes for youth in Hampshire County. SPIFFY is administered by CES on behalf of the partners, and Community Health Solutions consultants assist the coalition in its work. Together we promote strong families and create a local culture where youth are supported to make healthy choices. SPIFFY’s prevention activities involve community-based organizations, faith communities, schools, local colleges and universities, parents, youth, law enforcement, municipal government, media, and human service groups. Our coalition fosters collaboration between schools and communities, promotes strong families, and supports positive youth development.

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
Director, Healthy Families and Communities
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5580
Email: 
scairn@collaborative.org