Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: Healthy Built Environment


15 More Communities Receive Complete Streets Funding from Mass DOT

On January 26, 2017, the Baker Administration announced the next 15 municipalities to receive funds from the Complete Streets Funding Program — a program which supports municipalities to make their local streets and roads more accessible for pedestrians, bicyclists, and public…

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Action you can take now for health equity!

Last week, state legislators filed more than 5,700 bills that will be considered over the next two weeks. Now is a critical time here in Massachusetts to take action!  You have the chance to help MPHA promote policies that will reduce disparities and…

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MassDOT Gives Municipalities Funds for Safer Local Streets & Sidewalks

This fall the MA Department of Transportation awarded the first implementation grants to 11 Massachusetts municipalities, allowing communities to make some of their local streets and sidewalks safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit users. The  Complete Streets Funding Program…

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MassDOT Commits $50M to Helps Cities and Towns Advance Complete Streets

The Baker Administration has just committed $50 million over the next five years for the new Complete Streets Funding Program as part of a recently-finalized transportation Capital Investment Plan. Since 2012 MPHA has led–as part of its Act FRESH campaign–…

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MassDOT Commits $50m to Complete Streets in Major Capital Plan; Seeks Input on Funding Priorities

In a major victory for MPHA and allies, MassDOT has committed $50 million for the Complete Streets Funding Program to support municipalities to make streets safer and more accessible for transit riders, pedestrians, and cyclists. The funding is in MAssDOT’S draft…

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Join MPHA and Our Partners in the Fight for Equitable Transportation Access!

Access to affordable, convenient transportation plays a crucial role in public health. That is why MPHA is working in collaboration with partners on short, mid, and long-term solutions to increase access to public transportation throughout Massachusetts. This winter MPHA has…

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MPHA Staff ProvideTechnical Assistance for Local Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change

Mass in Motion communities are challenged to make lasting policy, systems, and environmental changes to foster active, healthy communities. As designated technical assistance (TA) providers for Mass in Motion communities, MPHA staff has the opportunity to share their experience as facilitators,…

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The State of Black Massachusetts: Report Highlights Need for Policies to Address the Social Determinants of Health

On December 11, 2015, the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center released a new report, Race to Equity: The State of Black Massachusetts. The report documents the prevalence of racial disparities in Massachusetts and highlights the need for policies to reduce inequity. Policies such as Paid…

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MassDOT Launching Complete Streets Funding Program!

The MA Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is about to launch a new program to help cities and towns make their local roads more walkable, bikeable, and viable for public transit users. With $12.5 million designated for the first two years,…

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Complete Streets Funding Program: Information & Resources

The MA Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has launched a new program to help cities and towns make their local roads more walkable, bikeable, and viable for public transit users. With $12.5 million designated for the first two years, this new…

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