Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: MPHA Updates


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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MPHA July 2016 Newsletter

Click here to view July 2016 Newsletter   Policy Notes On the Move — $6M for the Food Trust! Add Your Name and Join Hundreds to Support the Future of the Prevention Trust MassDOT Commits $50M to Helps Cities and…

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Snapshots of MPHA Leadership Around the Commonwealth

Executive Director Rebekah Gewirtz presents at the June 21st Orientation for Local Public Health in Boylston about policy solutions and the power of change at the structural level. Policy Director Maddie Ribble presents at the June 21st Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) Summit…

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Add Your Name and Join Hundreds to Support the Future of the Prevention Trust

Please lend your support as we enter the next phase of the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF). This first-in-the-nation effort was launched in 2012 after a hard fought effort by MPHA and many allies. But funding will sunset…

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MPHA June 2016 Newsletter

Click here to view June 2016 Newsletter   MPHA Updates The Journey of Leadership: MPHA’s 14th Annual Spring Awards Breakfast MPHA is Finalist for Excellence in Advocacy Award End of Joint Membership Program with State Affiliates – Final Chance to Enroll!…

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The Journey of Leadership: MPHA’s 14th Annual Awards Breakfast

Last Friday, June 3, nearly 400  people from across the Commonwealth came together over breakfast to honor four dedicated and accomplished public health heroes and to demonstrate support for MPHA’s commitment to a healthier and more equitable Massachusetts. Honorees provided…

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MPHA is Finalist for Excellence in Advocacy Award

In May, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) recognized MPHA for outstanding work in advocacy by selecting us as one of four finalists for the 2016 Excellence in Advocacy Award. This competitive award recognizes a nonprofit organization whose work has within the past…

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MPHA Welcomes New Development Director

MPHA is excited to welcome Akosua Ampofo Siever as Development Director. Over the past six years, Akosua has worked with International organizations to secure new funding, leverage community resources, and implement federally and privately funded programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. These…

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