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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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Action Alert! Protect the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF)!

Please contact your state Representative this week to ask them to co-sponsor Amendment #24 to continue funding for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. On April 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released their proposal for the…

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MPHA Testifies Before Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy

On Monday, April 3, 2017 MPHA Policy Director Maddie Ribble testified before the Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy at a public hearing at the State House. Maddie urged the legislature to address three areas that MPHA has identified as deserving…

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Introducing MPHA’s Oncoming Interim Director, Jodie Silverman

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…

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Announcing a New MPHA Membership Benefit!

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…

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