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.

Take Action!

We invite all of our local, regional, and statewide allies to sign on to this letter calling for re-authorization of the PWTF– the first-in-the-nation effort of its kind launched in 2012 after a hard fought effort by MPHA and many allies. Funding for PWTF sunsets in June 2017 unless there is further legislative action.


MPHA’s power is its members, volunteers, and coalition partners! Your voice and your involvement is essential to creating a healthy Massachusetts.

Latest News

Job Posting for Department of Public Health: Chemist III

Title: Chemist III Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Brief Summary of Position: This advanced chemist position will develop and perform new Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS) and/or gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) methods independently for the quantification of metals and…

MPHA Attends Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health Symposium in Cleveland

On August 30, 2016, MPHA and the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations attended the Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio. Rebekah Gewirtz, Executive Director and Maddie Ribble, and Director of Public Policy represented…

Review of Massachusetts’ Determination of Need Process Places Prevention and Health Equity at the Center

The Baker Administration and the Department of Public Health are engaging in a review and update of the Determination of Need (DoN) program,a program established by legislature in 1971 to encourage equitable access to health care services. On August 23,…

Early Bird Registration for MPHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting, Expo and Career Fair is Now Open!

Join us November 16, 2016 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA to Move the Public Health Agenda, at the MPHA 2016 Annual Meeting, Expo and Career Fair. This November, MPHA will bring together more than 350 public health professionals…

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Digging Deeper: the Public Health and Criminal Justice Implications of Marijuana Legalization

Following the success of MPHA’s May forum on marijuana legalization, MPHA is hosting a second forum on the issue in Framingham in collaboration with the MetroWest Health Foundation . We are thrilled to have Martha Bebinger, WBUR award winning health reporter, as the moderator…

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Save the Date! Camara Jones and Sandro Galea will Speak at MPHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Camara Jones is President of the American Public Health Association, and a Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular…

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