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Final FY19 Budget Strong in Public Health Protections

On Thursday, July 26th, Governor Baker signed the FY19 budget maintaining core funding for MPHA priority programs at the Conference Budget level. While Governor Baker did veto some earmarks within a few of these programs, those vetoes were overridden by the…

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Strong Support for MPHA Budget Priorities in FY19 Conference Bill

On Wednesday, July 18th, the House and Senate released their state budget compromise for FY19. The budget compromise, known as the Conference Budget, is overall very strong in public health investment. It includes increased funding for the Bureau of Environmental Health…

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New Funding for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Included in House Health Care Bill!

On Tuesday June 19th, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a major health care bill that includes funding for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF). This is a big win and important step in the campaign for continuation of PWTF, a first-in-the-nation…

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Action Alert! Contact Your Representative Today for Key Programs in the State Budget

This week the House is deliberating on the fiscal year 2019 House Ways and Means budget proposal. Now is the time to act to make sure that essential public health funding is included in the FY19 budget. Please contact your Representative…

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Press Release: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau Chief Takes the Helm of Massachusetts Public Health Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 Contact: Melanie O’Malley, (617) 949-6688. Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau Chief Takes the Helm of Massachusetts Public Health Association The Executive Board of the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is pleased to announce…

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Announcing an Exciting Leap Forward for the MA Food Trust!

We are excited to announce some great news at the start of National Public Health Week! This morning, April 2, 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) began accepting applications for a MA Food Trust Program administrator to lead the program…

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MPHA March 2018 Newsletter

Click here to read MPHA 2018 Newsletter What’s inside: Intro by Maddie Ribble, Policy Director Main article: What is Transportation Justice and why is it Important for Advancing Health Equity?

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Message from MPHA President: Announcing Our New Executive Director

Dear Friend and Supporter, We are excited to share with you that Carlene Pavlos will be joining us as the new Executive Director of the Massachusetts Public Health Association on April 1st. Carlene has worked tirelessly for decades on improving…

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Press Release: Health Care Providers, Mayors, Health Policy Leaders Press House to Save Successful Prevention Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2018 Contact: Maddie Ribble, 617-697-2107 Health Care Providers, Mayors, Health Policy Leaders Press House to Save Successful Prevention Programs Letter cites role of Prevention Trust in successful MassHealth transformation In anticipation of a major debate…

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Press Release: Public Health, Community Advocates Praise Attorney General For Updated Hospital Investment Guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2018 Contact: Maddie Ribble, 617-697-2107 or Enid Eckstein, 617-694-0304 Public Health, Community Advocates Praise Attorney General For Updated Hospital Investment Guidelines Reforms Expected To Lead To Greater Impact On Community Health And Improved Community Engagement…

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