Last Friday, June 3, nearly 400 people from across the Commonwealth came together over breakfast to honor four dedicated and accomplished public health heroes and to demonstrate support for MPHA’s commitment to a healthier and more equitable Massachusetts. Honorees provided inspiring words of wisdom, humility and hope. Exciting speakers such as Attorney General Maura Healey and Congressman James McGovern emphasized the importance of social justice in the fight for health equity.
We are immensely grateful to the many sponsors and supporters of this 14th Annual Awards Breakfast which raised over $160,000 and will allow MPHA to continue its advocacy, education, and statewide coalition-building to improve public health.
Thank you to our special guests Attorney General Maura Healey, Congressman Jim McGovern, and Commissioner Monica Bharel, and our inspiring award winners:
Ray Considine, MSW – Paul Revere Award
Recently retired CEO of Health Resources in Action
Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH – Public Health Leadership in Medicine Award
Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Population Health Management at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and an Ofer and Shelly Nemirovsky MGH Research Scholar.
Durrell J. Fox, BS – Front Line Award
Technical Advisor for the MA DPH Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, Community Health Worker & Health Equity Consultant
Donna Lombardi, MEd, RD -Lemuel Shattuck Award
Child Nutrition Director, Worcester Public Schools
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A Few Tweets from Breakfast Attendees:
— Jen Childs-Roshak (@DrJenCR) June 3, 2016
— Maura Healey (@MassAGO) June 3, 2016
— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) June 3, 2016
— Kaitlin Sheedy (@KSheeds) June 4, 2016
— Harold Cox (@haroldcoxbusph) June 3, 2016
— Deborah Klein Walker (@DKWpublichealth) June 3, 2016
— Karen van Unen (@kvu1) June 3, 2016
— Franklin COG (@FranklinCOG) June 3, 2016
— Anne McHugh (@aemchugh) June 3, 2016
— HRiA (@HRiAction) June 3, 2016
— Allison Bauer (@allibauer) June 3, 2016