Massachusetts Public Health Association

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Press Release: In a Major Step Backwards, Legislature Abandons Effective Prevention Programs

July 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Maddie Ribble: 617-697-2107 In a Major Step Backwards, Legislature Abandons Effective Prevention Programs Sicker People, Higher Health Care Costs, Laid off Community Health Workers to Result; Updated Evaluation Report Confirms Impacts On Health Outcomes…

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Last Chance to Support Public Health Funding in the FY18 Budget

The FY18 state budget is now in its final stage.  The legislature recently appointed a six member Conference Committee to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget and to produce a final budget to be…

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Press Release: Advocates Call Out Minuscule Cost to Insurers to Protect State’s First-in-the-Nation Prevention Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    May 22, 2017 Contact: Maddie Ribble, Massachusetts Public Health Association, 617-697-2107, mribble@mapublichealth.org With Deadline Looming 39 Days Away, Senate Faces Decision on Dismantling Fund With just 39 days away from the sunset date on the Massachusetts Prevention…

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Action Alert: Call Your Senator Today About Key Programs in the Senate Budget

Next week the Senate will begin deliberations on the fiscal year 2018 Senate Ways and Means budget proposal. Now is the time to act to make sure that essential public health funding is included in the FY18 budget. Please contact your…

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Press Release: Massachusetts Public Health Association Applauds Inclusion of Food Access Funding in Governor’s Capital Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2017 Contact: Maddie Ribble, Massachusetts Public Health Association, 617-697-2107 Massachusetts Public Health Association Applauds Inclusion of Food Access Funding in Governor’s Capital Plan Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Public Health Association applauds Governor Baker for…

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2.8 Million Residents Lack Adequate Access to Healthy Food, Endure Economic Burden

MPHA recently released new data which reveals that lack of available grocery stores impacts 2.8 million residents in Massachusetts, including more than 700,000 children and 523,000 seniors. This lack of grocery access has the greatest effect in small rural towns and…

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MPHA Co-Hosts Policy Assembly in Springfield, MA

On April 26, 2017, more than fifty health equity advocates from Western MA gathered in Springfield, MA, to gain a better understanding of several statewide policy issues and how to strategically advocate for them. In a pre-assembly poll, participants conveyed that…

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Press Release: Quincy Mayor Koch, Pittsfield Mayor Tyer Join Prevention Trust Coalition as Co-Chairs, Lead Call to Protect Groundbreaking Program in House Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 Contact: Maddie Ribble, Massachusetts Public Health Association 617-697-2107, mribble@mapublichealth.org Quincy Mayor Koch, Pittsfield Mayor Tyer Join Prevention Trust Coalition as Co-Chairs, Lead Call to Protect Groundbreaking Program in House Budget Effort Supported by Bipartisan…

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Action Alert! Help Protect Mass in Motion

On April 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released their proposal for the FY18 state budget without funding to maintain Mass in Motion in line item 4513-1111.  Representative Cariddi will file an amendment to the budget which would…

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Action Alert! Advocate for Healthy Food Access in the State Budget

On April 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released their proposal for the FY18 state budget without funding for two important issues that address healthy food access and affordability: the Massachusetts Food Trust and the SNAP Gap….

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