Act FRESH Helps Grow Advocacy Capacity of Local Leaders

MPHA’s Deputy Field Director Andrea Freeman has been busy traveling all over the state introducing MPHA and the Act FRESH campaign to new community partners, deepening longtime relationships, and supporting community leaders to build their advocacy capacity.

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MPHA’s Andrea Freeman delivers the keynote speech at the Pathways to Prevention conference in MIddleboro, MA

Andrea’s recent stops include:

  • The May 15th Pathways to Prevention meeting in Middleboro that celebrated the successes of Community Health Network Areas (CHNAs) to define new strategic directions for collaboration across Southeastern Massachusetts.  As a keynote speaker, Andrea delivered an address titled Action for a Healthy Massachusetts: Beacon Hill Politics Demystified, and led a discussion on how to advocate for important bills currently before the state legislature.
  • The June 18th North Central Massachusetts Joint Commission on Health in Westminster, where Andrea provided a legislative update and gave tips on how to advocate for important public health issues before the state legislature.
  • The June 25th Barnstable County Health & Human Services’ Advisory Council in Barnstable, where Andrea provided a keynote address on The Act FRESH Campaign and the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund.

Each stop helps MPHA get to know community needs and community leaders, nurtures stronger relationships for the long run, and ultimately, helps build more organized influence for the public health community across the state.