The Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund – A National Model That Needs Your Support

The Massachusetts Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) – a $60 million, first-in-the-nation investment in prevention – has become a cornerstone of the state’s public health strategy and a national model that is being closely watched across the nation. However, funding for this important program will expire next year unless we work together to continue it. Please join together with MPHA, major health policy leaders, and local public health and medical practitioners from across the Commonwealth to call for the continuation of the Prevention Trust.

Please sign your organization on to this group letter to show your support.

The Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund was signed into law is 2012, the result of a hard-fought effort by MPHA and many allies that began back in 2010. Administered by the Department of Public Health, the program supports nine community partnerships from the Berkshires to the Cape, programs that have designed and implemented new approaches to extending care into the community through clinical-community linkages.

To get involved in advocating for PWTF contact MPHA’s Field Director Andrea Freeman, 857-263-7072 x103, afreeman@mapublichealth.org.

Learn about each of the nine of the PWTF community Partnerships: Barnstable Partnership, Berkshire Partnership for Health, Boston Partnership, Healthy Holyoke Partnership, Lynn Partnership, MetroWest Partnership, New Bedford SHIFT, Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative, Worcester Partnership. For more information about the PWTF and the policy campaign to establish the program, see this report from Northeastern University, The Massachusetts Prevention & Wellness Trust: An Innovative Approach to Prevention as a Component of Health Care Reform.