Following a comprehensive external review process of a written application and short   video presentation, Fall River was selected as a finalist for the national Roadmaps to Health Prize by the Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In order to prepare for a national announcement to take place in Princeton, New Jersey on February 21, 2013, a video crew was sent to Fall River on January 30th and 31st to record scenes to be used in major publicity piece about the Prize. The crew began filming at the HealthFirst Family Care Center on Quarry Street where they recorded patient care scenes and interviews with Healthy City Fall River coordinator David Weed and and United Neighbors Executive Director Wendy Garf-Lipp. They then took their equipment to Standard Pharmacy on East Main Street, downtown Fall River, the South Watuppa Bike Path and to a Teens Against Drug Abuse meeting at Stanley Street Treatment and Resources on President Avenue. Click here for a video of the day. For more information, contact Healthy City Fall River coordinator David Weed at 508-324-2411.

(Top row) The HomeFront video team arrives at the HealthFirst Family Care Center to begin filming the clinic operations, and producer Dan Morris talks with Director of Community Relations and Development Paula Harrison. (Row two, center) Videographer Tom Fahey and sound technician Clint Branesco prepare to shoot a scene with staff members including Linda Hennessy. (Row two, left and right) Healthy City Coordinator David Weed and United Neighbors Executive Director Wendy Garf-Lipp are staged for an interview sequence and photographed for future publicity. (Row three) the crew packs up and heads to Standard Pharmacy on East Main Street where they film a scene with Marcus Watson, Jasiel Correia II and pharmacist Tom Corey. (Row four) The crew sets up downtown to get some scenes of city life before heading to the South Watuppa bicycle path to shoot Fall River Mass In Motion Coordinator Julie Kelly and other cyclists Jim Cusick, Jim Hornsby, Deborah Roher, Rick Schwartz, and David Weed. (Bottom row, left) Dan and Tom set up a walking scene on the boardwalk. (Bottom row, center and right) Marcus and members of the Teens Against Drug Abuse group are filmed during one of their regular meetings at SSTAR.

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