Who We Are

MPHA is a private, non-profit, statewide membership organization that promotes a healthy Massachusetts through advocacy, education, community organizing, and coalition-building.

Priorities

MPHA’s priorities are chosen to have maximum impact on improving public health, to strengthen the organized constituency for public health, and to complement the work of organizational partners. MPHA Priority Legislation 2015-2016 With a statewide membership we use a combination…

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MPHA’s power is its members, volunteers, and activists! Your voice and your involvement is necessary to create a healthy Massachusetts.

Latest News

Snapshots of MPHA Leadership Around the Commonwealth

Executive Director Rebekah Gewirtz presents at the June 21st Orientation for Local Public Health in Boylston about policy solutions and the power of change at the structural level. Policy Director Maddie Ribble presents at the June 21st Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) Summit…

Add Your Name and Join Hundreds to Support the Future of the Prevention Trust

Please lend your support as we enter the next phase of the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF). This first-in-the-nation effort was launched in 2012 after a hard fought effort by MPHA and many allies. But funding will sunset…

On the Move: $6 Million for the Food Trust

Last night, the House approved an Economic Development bill which includes $6 million in capital dollars for the Massachusetts Food Trust! The action comes after nearly 4 years of intensive advocacy and organizing by MPHA, members of the Act FRESH Campaign,…

Save the Date – MPHA September Forum on Marijuana Ballot

In November 2016, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana and make it available on a commercial basis through regulated retail outlets. Following the success of MPHA’s May 12th forum…

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On the Move: $6 Million for the Food Trust

Last night, the House approved an Economic Development bill which includes $6 million in capital dollars for the Massachusetts Food Trust! The action comes after nearly 4 years of intensive advocacy and organizing by MPHA, members of the Act FRESH Campaign,…

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The Journey of Leadership: MPHA’s 14th Annual Awards Breakfast

Last Friday, June 3, nearly 400  people from across the Commonwealth came together over breakfast to honor four dedicated and accomplished public health heroes and to demonstrate support for MPHA’s commitment to a healthier and more equitable Massachusetts. Honorees provided…

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