MPHA Executive Director Rebekah Gewirtz Advocates for Upstream Solutions at Boston Children’s Hospital Childhood Obesity Conference

On March 31, MPHA Executive Director Rebekah Gewirtz spoke to a crowd of physicians, dietitians, health care workers and community leaders about the need to adopt upstream solutions that address the social determinants of health and about MPHA’s work leading the campaign for the Massachusetts Food Trust, an example of an upstream solution that will improve health in communities most impacted by chronic disease.

The second biannual Childhood Obesity in the Community: Turning Science into Care conference is hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital and the New Balance Foundation.