The CCW conducts its wellness, fitness and health equity programming in Sportsmen’s two-level education center. In Phase II of Sportsmen’s Capital Campaign, we will raise $12 Million to further expand our facilities, and add 3,500 new square feet for health, fitness and wellness programming.

Brigham and Women’s at Sportsmen’s:
A Sustained Long-Term Commitment

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is world-renowned in virtually every area of adult medicine. The Brigham Health mission is dedicated to serving the needs of its local and global community.

The Center for Community Wellness was created to provide residents of the Blue Hill Corridor of Boston with health education and programs on topics such as nutrition, weight reduction, and diabetes prevention in a non-clinical environment, together with access to the tools and training in healthy living will help fulfill this mission in its own backyard. Further, BWH believes that Sportsmen’s is uniquely positioned to deliver this programming, leveraging their trusted relationship with hundreds of families in the local community.

Why Is Sportsmen’s Focusing on Health and Wellness?

Sportsmen’s sits in a neighborhood confronting ever increasing levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. Many of these diseases are also influenced by other systemic factors related to where people live, go to school, work, and play. Although prevention research has shown that exercise, diet, and smoking cessation can dramatically reduce adverse health events related to disease, wellness programs must work to dismantle barriers and rectify injustices that contribute to health disparities. Preventive intervention, education and advocacy are most effective when it occurs on-site and people in the community drive the programming to best meet their needs.

We also believe heart-healthy wellness habits must be established early in life, and therefore we extend our wellness program across all age groups, including many youth-based programs. Violence prevention is also a core component of our health and wellness strategy, and thus the Center for Community Wellness (CCW) at Sportsmen’s also runs in coordinated fashion with our Volley Against Violence evening programs supported by the Boston Police Department.