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MPHA April 2019 Newsletter

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

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MPHA Preliminary Analysis of House Ways and Means (HWM) FY20 Budget Proposal

House Ways and Means (HWM) released its $42.7 billion FY20 budget proposal on Wednesday, April 10th. The HWM budget proposal level funds the Department of Public Health core infrastructure and community programs at $437 million (with a total department budget…

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MPHA March 2019 Newsletter

Click here to read the MPHA March 2019 newsletter What’s inside: Message from Carlene Pavlos, Executive Director Transportation Justice: MPHA Policy Priorities Address Both Access & Climate/Air Quality Impacts MPHA FY20 State Budget Priorities Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) & Housing…

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Transportation Justice and Health Equity: MPHA Policy Priorities Address Both Access & Air Quality, Climate Impact

Transportation is a critical issue for health equity. Not only does access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation connect people and communities to the resources needed to be healthy, the transportation sector is a driving factor of climate change and…

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Baker’s FY20 Budget Proposal Level Funds Public Health Dep’t, Highlights Include Funding for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, New Fees on Prescription Opioids & E-Cigarettes

On Wednesday, January 23, Governor Baker announced his budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Governor Baker’s budget proposal includes a 1.5% increase in funding over FY19 spending. It level funds the Department of Public Health with an overall budget of…

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Action Alert: Ask your Rep. & Senator to co-sponsor health equity legislation

Thank you to everyone who reached out to your Senator and Representative last month! We had great success during the cosponsorship drive–showing strong support from the legislature for our priority bills. There’s a lot more to do to make sure…

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Support Ballot Question 3 to Maintain Civil Rights for All

Last month, MPHA’s Board voted to endorse the “Yes on 3” ballot campaign, which will be before Massachusetts voters on November 6th. A “Yes” vote on Question 3 will maintain civil rights protections for transgender individuals voted into law in…

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MPHA October 2018 Newsletter

Click here to read October 2018 Newsletter What’s inside: Message from Executive Director Carlene Pavlos Main article: 2019-2020 Legislative Session Prep: MPHA Staff Meet with Community Leaders across the Commonwealth

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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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