Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: MPHA in the News


Announcing New MPHA Executive Director, Rebekah Gewirtz!

Dear MPHA Members and Friends: On behalf of the MPHA Board of Directors, I am very pleased to announce that MPHA has selected a new Executive Director, Rebekah Gewirtz, who will begin on January 2, 2014. Rebekah brings a wealth…

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MPHA in the News: Beacon Hill Weighs Public Opinion on Student “Fat Letters” (CBS Boston)

WBZ TV/CBS Boston By Paul Burton September 10, 2013 BOSTON (CBS) – Kids are back in school and right now for some students, grades are not their biggest concern. Many are stressing about a different scholastic measurement called Body Mass…

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Packed “Healthy by Design” Event Educates, Celebrates, and Inspires Action!

On Wednesday afternoon October 9th, MPHA and our partners were proud to host “Healthy By Design: Planning and Development for Vibrant Communities” – a packed-to-the gills event at the State House where we honored 11 innovative Massachusetts communities, learned about healthy community design…

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MPHA in the News: Salem receives “Health by Design” award (Boston Globe)

Boston.com  August 30, 2013 Salem receives “Health by Design” award By Terri Ogan, Globe Correspondent The Massachusetts Public Health Association has awarded Salem a “Health by Design” community leadership award for its promotion of policies and projects that strengthen local…

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MPHA in the News: Barnstable to receive state award (The Register)

The Register AUGUST 31, 2013 Barnstable to receive state award By Conor Powers-Smith BARNSTABLE — Barnstable has been chosen as one of 11 towns to receive the Massachusetts  Public Health Association’s Healthy by Design Community Leadership Award.  According to Town…

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MPHA in the News: Natick receives leadership award

Metrowest Daily News August 28, 2013 Natick receives leadership award By Staff Reports NATICK — The town is one of 11 communities statewide being recognized by the  Massachusetts Public Health Association for receiving a Healthy by Design  Community Leadership Award….

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MPHA Leaders Publish Commentary on Population Health in Payment Reform

Two MPHA Board members, Karen Hacker, MD, MPH and Deborah Klein Walker, EdD, recently published commentary in the American Journal of Public Health about integrating population health into reform of the health care payment system.  Their commentary, “Achieving Population Health in Accountable…

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MPHA in the News: Smarter growth, healthier towns (Boston Globe, letter)

Boston Globe July 6, 2013 Smarter growth, healthier towns WE IN the public health and pediatric communities read with great interest the Globe’s editorial regarding proposed zoning reform legislation (“Mass. needs new zoning law to help ease housing woes,” June…

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MPHA in the News: ‘Vulnerable road user’ bill aims for safer streets (Milford Daily News)

MILFORD Daily News MAY 5, 2013 ‘Vulnerable road user’ bill aims for safer streets By David Riley/Image by: Telegraph UK Twenty-eight years ago, a driver struck Peter Brooks with a truck while he was riding his bike, leaving him with…

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Massachusetts Affiliate leads fight for $60 million state health trust fund (The Nation’s Health)

THE NATION’S HEALTH APRIL 23, 2013 Massachusetts Affiliate leads fight for $60 million state health trust fund By Natalie McGill After two years of building alliances with local elected officials and writing letters, the Massachusetts Public Health Association is enjoying…

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