About

Healthy Acton is a resource for Acton, Massachusetts residents to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. We aim to provide a central spot to find information about how to get involved and make Acton a healthier community. 

In a healthy community, people come together to make their community better for themselves, their family, their friends, their neighbors and others. A healthy community fosters ongoing dialogue, generates leadership opportunities for all, embraces diversity, connects people and resources, creates a sense of community, and shapes its future. In a healthy community context, health is not merely access to healthcare and the absence of disease, but strengthening positive social, mental, physical, economic, and environmental conditions. 

This website was initially developed as a result of the Healthy Acton initiative that began in 2009 thanks to a grant from the Northwest Suburban Health Alliance CHNA 15/DoN funds from Lahey Clinic. An 18-month study, that included a town-wide survey, concluded that residents were most interested in... 
  • Physical Wellness 
  • Environmental Awareness 
  • Food and Nutrition 
  • Transportation 
Since that time the Acton Health Department has received other grants and expanded its reach. This site contains information and resources on many timely health topics. We update this site regularly, and we invite you to share your information with us. We welcome your comments. Please come back soon. 

Get Healthy with Us! 

Sheryl Ball, Director Acton Health Department and Chairperson Healthy Acton
Acton Town Hall 
472 Main Street 
Acton MA 01720 
(978) 929-6632 
Nara Park