Last week The Boston Foundation released a report “The Evolution of Mass in Motion: One State’s Response to a National Epidemic,” highlighting the successes of the Mass in Motion program, a statewide movement that works with municipalities, schools, child-care centers and businesses to promote opportunities for healthy eating and active living. Currently, there are 27 programs covering more than 60 cities and towns across the Commonwealth.
MPHA has provided Technical Assistance to coordinators and advocating for funding for the program in the state budget. Mass in Motion communities have passed (or are in process of passing) 63 local policies related to complete streets, transportation plans, zoning or healthy community design and have advanced healthy food access program or policies in almost 350 sites.
Mass in Motion is funded by state, federal, and private dollars. Protecting state funding is a top budget priority of MPHA. Click here to read our budget fact sheet, and get involved in protecting this important program!