Massachusetts Public Health Association

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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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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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