Last month, MPHA’s board announced that MPHA’s Executive Director Rebekah Gewirtz is leaving the organization in April to lead the National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter where she worked tirelessly for nine years prior to coming to MPHA. While MPHA board and staff are sad to lose Rebekah, we are thrilled that Jodie Silverman will come on as full-time Interim Executive Director beginning April 18, 2017. Read More
MPHA has partnered with the MIT Press to offer MPHA members a 30% discount on all MIT Press public health titles. While applicable for use on the MIT Press website only, this code can be used more than once, for multiple titles at a time, and for both print and MIT Press e-editions. Happy reading from MPHA and the MIT Press!
Prejudicial beliefs and attitudes associated with mental and substance use disorders are significant barriers to care. Moving Beyond Stigma will cover institutional, public and personal stigma, elucidate the factors that influence negative perceptions of mental and substance use disorders, highlight the impact of stigma, and explore strategies for change. Panel discussions will include: community leaders sharing their personal journeys of stigma; first-responders; and business leaders. Read More
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The Massachusetts legislature is working to move an omnibus marijuana bill on the Governor’s desk by June 2017. Now is the time to act to ensure public health protections in recreational marijuana policy. Read More
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March 17, 2017
The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) announced today the upcoming departure of Executive Director, Rebekah Gewirtz. Rebekah has served as MPHA’s strong executive director for the past three years and has led the organization’s success over that time. “We are sad to see Rebekah leave but understand that she is going on to lead the organization where she worked tirelessly for nearly nine years, the National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter,” said MPHA Board President, Jessica Collins. Rebekah’s last day with MPHA will be April 14, 2017. Read More