Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: MPHA Updates


Record Turnout for MPHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting, Expo and Career Fair: Moving the Public Health Agenda #NoRacialJusticeNoPublicHealth

This November we had a record turnout for the MPHA Annual Meeting and Expo with more than 450 advocates and professionals working in public health, health care, and economic and community development. We received tremendous support from the public health…

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MPHA Awards Breakfast – Call for Nominations!

MPHA is accepting nominations for our 2017 Public Health Awards Breakfast! Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Awards will be presented at the breakfast ceremony in the spring of 2017. Five award categories are up for nomination….

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MPHA Staff are Receiving Recognition for Community Service

Last month, MPHA’s Field Director, Andrea Freeman, was presented with the 2016 “Rooted Volunteer” award by Growing Places, Inc. Growing Places is a nonprofit helping low-income individuals, families, and communities in North Central Massachusetts realize the many health, economic, and social…

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MPHA October 2016 Newsletter

MPHA October 2016 Newsletter MPHA Updates Move the public health agenda with colleagues across the state! Come to the MPHA 2016 Annual Meeting, Expo & Career Fair Between now and November 11th, register for the MPHA Annual Meeting and receive…

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MPHA Welcomes Fall Policy Intern

Abhidnya Kurve is earning her Masters of Public Health at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). Her areas of interest are health policy and advocacy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Mumbai University in India. As a…

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MPHA Launches New Policy Council to Shape Policy Priorities, Focus Greater Attention on Health Equity

MPHA is proud to have launched a new Policy Council on September 21st at the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission. The Council will have the responsibility to consider and recommend organizational policy priorities and positions to the MPHA board. It…

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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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Helen Meltzer, a Force for Public Health & Former MPHA Executive Director has Passed Away

September 14, 1919 – August 19, 2016 Helen Ann (Fuchs) Meltzer was the Executive Director of MPHA from 1965 to 1987. During her 22 year tenure, MPHA became a force for public health in Massachusetts. MPHA’s legislative accomplishments under Helene’s tenure…

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MPHA August 2016 Newsletter

Click here to read MPHA August 2016 Newsletter MPHA Events Save the Date! Camara Jones and Sandro Galea will Speak at MPHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo Digging Deeper: the Public Health and Criminal Justice Implications of Marijuana Legalization September…

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Welcome Kate Harrell

MPHA is pleased to welcome Kathleen (Kate) Harrell to the MPHA Development Committee! Kate is an Associate Attorney with Donoghue Barrett & Singal’s Health Law practice, where she advises healthcare providers on a variety of state and federal regulatory matters including…

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