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.


Join us to Move the Public Health Agenda Forward, at the MPHA 2016 Annual Meeting, Expo and Career Fair. MPHA will bring together more than 350 public health professionals and students from across the state to explore ways in which we can operationalize racial equity within our work, our communities and our public health institutions.


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

Latest News

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts is Now Offering PrEP at all of its Health Centers to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM), an organizational member of MPHA, is now offering PrEP at all of its health centers across the state to help patients prevent HIV. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, more commonly known as PrEP, is a daily regimen…

MPHA Statement on Marijuana Ballot Initiative (Question 4)

MPHA has evaluated the available research literature and listened to both proponents and opponents of the question. After careful study, MPHA has concluded that the ballot initiative does not contain sufficient public health protections and that the potential dangers far…

MPHA Welcomes Fall Policy Intern

Abhidnya Kurve is earning her Masters of Public Health at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). Her areas of interest are health policy and advocacy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Mumbai University in India. As a…

Move the public health agenda with colleagues across the state! Come to the MPHA 2016 Annual Meeting, Expo & Career Fair

Do not miss this important conversation to move the public health agenda and inform policy on the inextricable link between public health and racial justice. We are excited to have keynotes by Camara Jones and Sandro Galea and opening remarks…

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Between now and November 11th, register for the MPHA Annual Meeting and receive a year of MPHA membership!

Benefits of MPHA membership include: Exclusive member-only rates to all MPHA events. A network of over 600 local public health activists, and professionals who partner with MPHA in various ways to advance public health and wellbeing in Massachusetts. Timely updates on policy…

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View Video of MPHA and MetroWest Health Foundation Forum on the Marijuana Ballot Initiative

On September 16, 2016, MPHA and the MetroWest Health Foundation held a forum in Framingham on the controversial ballot initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana in Massachusetts (Question 4). More than one hundred people attended the forum discussion on the public health…

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