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’s Commitment to challenging racism and injustice

The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) stands with our supporters, partners and allies in strongly condemning and repudiating the violence, bigotry and racism that we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia and which we see gaining voice across the country. We are…

Press Release: In a Major Step Backwards, Legislature Abandons Effective Prevention Programs

July 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Maddie Ribble: 617-697-2107 In a Major Step Backwards, Legislature Abandons Effective Prevention Programs Sicker People, Higher Health Care Costs, Laid off Community Health Workers to Result; Updated Evaluation Report Confirms Impacts On Health Outcomes…

Take action today for equity & public health in marijuana policy

The Massachusetts House of Representatives will be debating amendments to the recreational marijuana bill today. The Senate will follow with debate tomorrow, Thursday, June 22nd. Now is the time to act to ensure that recreational marijuana policy in Massachusetts addresses…

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