MPHA’s policy priorities reflect our commitment to advancing health equity in the Commonwealth through policies that align with the health needs and priorities of the communities we serve. MPHA is committed to policies that dismantle structural racism, reduce poverty and integrate health into all policies.
Too many Massachusetts communities have poor access to healthy food and lack strong local job opportunities. The Massachusetts Food Trust Program provides loans and grants to new and expanded healthy food retailers in low and moderate income communities.
The Alliance for Community Health Integration (ACHI) is a coalition of public health, consumer advocacy, social service, and community organizations working to harness health care to address the social determinants of health and promote health equity.