Act FRESH 2013 Priorities Announced in Springfield

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On February 5th, MPHA launched the 2013 Act FRESH Campaign at the Springfield Public Library, where we announced the campaign priorities for the next two years – priorities chosen by the Act FRESH Leadership Team earlier this winter:

Act FRESH Campaign Top Priorities

  • Advance Health Equity Through Transportation Policy
  • Implement and Expand the Prevention and Wellness Trust
  • Pass Zoning Reform Legislation for Healthy Community Design

Additional Priorities

  • Pass Legislation to Increase Physical Activity and Physical Education in Schools
  • Create a Fresh Food Financing Initiative

We released a new report, “Priorities for Healthy Places, 2013-2014” detailing these priorities.  Check out the report and the Act FRESH website to learn more about these issues.

The launch event, hosted by Partners for a Healthier Community and Live Well Springfield, was a chance to celebrate the successes of the campaign over the last two years and highlight the connections between local efforts in Springfield and our statewide goals.  Speakers included Steve Bradley of Baystate Health, Frank Robinson of Partners for a Healthier Community, Jessica Collins of Live Well Springfield, and MPHA Executive Director Toby Fisher.

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