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Moving Beyond Stigma — William James College Forum

Prejudicial beliefs and attitudes associated with mental and substance use disorders are significant barriers to care. Moving Beyond Stigma will cover institutional, public and personal stigma, elucidate the factors that influence negative perceptions of mental and substance use disorders, highlight the…

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Organizational Membership Levels and Benefits

  Note: The Small Nonproft level is intended for organizations with an annual operating budget of $500,000 or less. The Mid-Sized Nonprofit level is intended for organizations with an annual operating budget of between $500,000 and $1,000,000.  

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Advocacy Training

Policy Assembly 2017 Come learn how you can help advocate for state policy priorities that advance health equity in Western Massachusetts. Policies to be addressed include food security, transportation, economic justice, and community-clinical health integration. Join multi-sector community leaders &…

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Massachusetts Public Health Association Public Statement

March 17, 2017 The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) announced today the upcoming departure of Executive Director, Rebekah Gewirtz. Rebekah has served as MPHA’s strong executive director for the past three years and has led…

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Common Health for the Commonwealth: 2017 Report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health

Last month, the Massachusetts Health Council released its 2017 Common Health for the Commonwealth: Report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health (Report) which identifies key public health areas that require action in order to reduce health inequity and improve overall…

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MPHA Priorities in Promoting Public Health in Implimentation of Recreational Marijuana Law

Last month the Massachusetts legislature created a new joint committee to review legislation related to the bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, which was voted into law last November. MPHA has identified eight issues to be addressed for the legislature to…

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Ask your Legislators to Support MPHA FY18 Budget Priorities

On January 25, 2017, Governor Baker released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018. Governor Baker’s budget is now being examined by the legislature, which will debate the budget starting in April.  Now is the time to make sure that…

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Naloxone Available Statewide at Affordable Prices for all First Responders

On February 23, 2017, Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office released an advisory alerting first responders across the state that affordable Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is available for purchase through the Department of Public Health. Naloxone is essential to reducing the…

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Community Benefits Forum

Forum –Critical Resources for Community Health: The State of Hospital Community Benefit in Massachusetts MPHA is proud to partner with Community Catalyst, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts, Partners for a Healthier Community, UMass-Amherst School of Public Health &…

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Protecting Immigrant Rights is a Public Health Issue

  On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order banning immigration from seven majority Muslim countries. The immigration ban, which is currently stayed, was issued under the guise of protecting public safety as was the President’s threat to…

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