Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund

The Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) has increased access to preventive services for nearly 1 million people across every region of the Commonwealth. PWTF invests in evidence-based community interventions that keep residents healthy and safe.

Massachusetts Food Trust Program

Too many Massachusetts communities have poor access to healthy food and lack strong local job opportunities. The
Massachusetts Food Trust Program would support new and expanded healthy food retailers and local
food enterprises in low and moderate income communities.

SNAP Access: Closing the “SNAP Gap”

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. Close the “SNAP Gap” and Create…

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MPHA Preliminary Analysis of House Ways and Means (HWM) FY20 Budget Proposal

House Ways and Means (HWM) released its $42.7 billion FY20 budget proposal on Wednesday, April 10th. The HWM budget proposal level funds the Department of Public Health core infrastructure and community programs at $437 million (with a total department budget…

MPHA March 2019 Newsletter

Click here to read the MPHA March 2019 newsletter What’s inside: Message from Carlene Pavlos, Executive Director Transportation Justice: MPHA Policy Priorities Address Both Access & Climate/Air Quality Impacts MPHA FY20 State Budget Priorities Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) & Housing…

Action Alert: Ask your Rep. & Senator to co-sponsor health equity legislation

Thank you to everyone who reached out to your Senator and Representative last month! We had great success during the cosponsorship drive–showing strong support from the legislature for our priority bills. There’s a lot more to do to make sure…

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Support Ballot Question 3 to Maintain Civil Rights for All

Last month, MPHA’s Board voted to endorse the “Yes on 3” ballot campaign, which will be before Massachusetts voters on November 6th. A “Yes” vote on Question 3 will maintain civil rights protections for transgender individuals voted into law in…

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