In November, MPHA released a brief highlighting work being done across state agencies in Massachusetts that advance the goals of healthy eating, active living, and smoke-free environments. The brief, “Partners in Prevention: How “Non-Health” State Agencies are Advancing Public Health in Massachusetts,” was funded by the American Public Health Association though the Community Transformation Grant program.
The brief provides profiles of projects led by eight agencies, including a public trails project led by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, an urban parks initiative led by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the new Healthy Transportation Directive issued by the Department of Transportation. The brief discusses strategies and lessons learned in integrating health goals within this diverse array of agencies. Click here to read the brief.