The Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP) at Northeastern University recently released a white paper titled “The Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust: An Innovative Approach to Prevention as a Component of Health Care Reform.” The report highlights the model and promise of the Trust in Massachusetts and examines the evolution of this model from an idea of a group of advocates to its legislative passage and early phases of implementation. The paper highlights the leadership role of MPHA and profiles leaders who made the passage of the Trust possible. Along with the paper, the Institute created an infographic about the Trust. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which funded the white paper, also released this Q&A as part of its NewPublicHealth blog with Institute director John Auerbach and Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett discussing the implementation of the Trust.
To read the Prevention Trust report, click here.
To learn more about the Prevention and Wellness Trust, click here.