Massachusetts Public Health Association

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MPHA July 2013 Newsletter

MPHA July 2013 Newsletter In This Issue 1. Prevention and Wellness Trust Listening Sessions July 17 and 18 2. State Budget Victories 3. Healthy Food Access Update 4. Cheryl Bartlett Appointed DPH Commissioner 5. Healthy People/Healthy Economy Report Card 6….

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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 Receives $35,000 Grant from The Boston Foundation

MPHA was recently awarded a grant of $35,000 by the Boston Foundation.  The grant will be used for general operating support and to advance MPHA’s policy priorities for a healthier Commonwealth. “We’re very appreciative of the ongoing support provided by The…

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MPHA May 2013 Newsletter

MPHA May 2013 Newsletter In This Issue 1. MPHA Spring Awards Breakfast 2. State Budget Victories 3. Governor names MPHA’s Toby Fisher to Prevention Trust Advisory Board 4. Momentum Builds on Zoning Reform 5. Healthy Transportation Update 6. MPHA Receives…

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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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MPHA in the News: Good transportation can be a prescription for good health (The Sunday Enterprise)

THE SUNDAY ENTERPRISE MARCH 17, 2013 Good transportation can be a prescription for good health By Renee M. Johnson and Toby Fisher BROCKTON — We know that transportation is about access to jobs and housing, about economic competitiveness, about convenience…

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MPHA in the News: Boston’s million-pound goal looks like a losing battle, but…(WBUR)

WBUR CommonHealth Blog MARCH 26, 2013 Boston’s million-pound goal looks like a losing battle, but… By Carey Goldberg/Co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog Boston’s battle to lose is looking, at the moment, like a losing battle. That is to say, Mayor…

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MPHA in the News: Middlesex County public health ranked high (Metro West Daily News)

METROWEST DAILY NEWS MARCH 21, 2013 Middlesex County public health ranked high By Laura Krantz/Daily News staff FRAMINGHAM —  A national study released Wednesday of public health by county ranks Middlesex County the state’s second healthiest, while Worcester County falls…

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