Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: MPHA in the News


Opportunity to Inform State Health Priorities and Community Engagement Standards

The Commonwealth is engaging in a review and update of the Determination of Need (DoN) program, a program established by the legislature in 1971 to encourage equitable access to health care services. The DoN regulations include a provision known as the Community Health…

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“We Can Do Better Than 48th in the Nation”: Advocates Increase Efforts for Healthy Food Access

MPHA and our partners have been expanding our efforts in advocating funding for the MA Food Trust Program, which will increase healthy food access and create much needed jobs in neighborhoods throughout the Commonwealth. Thanks to our mounting efforts in pressing Governor Baker to fund…

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Carlo DeMaria, Mayor of Everett and Kathleen O’Brien, Director of the Everett Community Health Partnership, Champion the MA Food Trust

On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 The Everett Independent published an OpEd titled, “Affordable Food: Everett’s Pathway to Health and Economic Vitality” by Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Kathleen O’Brien, Director of the Everett Community Health Partnership.  The article talks about the need…

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Strong, Beautiful Voices from the Berkshires

It’s not every day that vans full of advocates pull up to MPHA’s office in downtown Boston. But that’s exactly what happened this September. Over the summer MPHA established a relationship with the relatively new coalition, Berkshire Interfaith Organizing (BIO),…

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Brockton Neighborhood Health Center Grand Opening Attended by Elizabeth Warren and MPHA Coalition and Field Organizer, Kristina St. Cyr

On Thursday, September 3, 2015 our partners in Brockton celebrated something innovative, collaborative, and exciting: the grand opening of Vicente’s Tropical Supermarket and the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC).  This opening demonstrates a unique collaboration across sectors, linking access to fresh,…

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The Results Are In – 2010 School Nutrition Law has Resulted in Healthier Food Options in Massachusetts Schools; Federal Standards Under Attack

A recent study released by Northeastern University shows impressive results after just one year of implementation of the 2010 School Nutrition Law. MPHA and our members worked hard to see the passage of the 2010 School Nutrition Law which was needed…

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Media Highlights Need to Fund the Massachusetts Food Trust Program

The Massachusetts Food Trust Program, established in the legislature in 2014, would provide loans, grants, and technical assistance to support new and expanded healthy food retailers and local food enterprises in low and moderate income communities. Securing financing for this program…

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Mass. could do more to boost access to healthy, affordable food

The Boston Globe Letter to the Editor June 2, 2015 Mass. could do more to boost access to healthy, affordable food ACCORDING TO a 2010 study, more than 1 million Massachusetts residents live in urban and rural communities with limited…

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MPHA in the News: Massachuetts Advocates Optimistic About Paid Sick Leave Ballot: ‘We Need Public Policies that Lift People Up and Keep People Healthy’

The Pump Handle August 22, 2014 By Kim Krisberg Massachusetts Advocates Optimistic About Paid Sick Leave Ballot: ‘We Need Public Policies that Lift People Up and Keep People Healthy After nearly a decade of hoping state legislators would pass an…

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MPHA in the News: MassDOT Gets Up to $5M for Complete Streets

Boston City Biz List Thursday, August 21, 2014 MassDOT Gets Up to $5M for Complete Streets MassDOT announced an initial investment of as much as $5 million in funding for the critical Complete Streets Certification Program, providing competitive funds to…

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