Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: Healthy Built Environment


MPHA Staff and Partners to Present Free Webinar: “Three Tools to Mobilize Your Community for Change”

“Three Tools to Mobilize Your Community for Change” is brought to you by HRiA’s Community Health Training Institute. MPHA’s Field Director Andrea Freeman will lead the presentation and guests from around the state will share advice from their communities. Join…

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Investing in Gateway Cities – Good for Health, Good for Communities

Ten Gateway Cities – many home to close MPHA partners and Mass in Motion programs – have been identified by MassDevelopment to receive enhanced assistance in physical and economic development that could have significant public health impacts. The 2014 Transformative…

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Grant Will Fund Health Impact Assessment on Boston’s Living Wage Ordinance

Grant Will Fund Health Impact Assessment on Boston’s Living Wage Ordinance The Baystate Banner 11/13/2014 For years research has shown a link between low income and health problems, yet economic and labor policy decisions rarely take health considerations into account….

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Patrick Signs Executive Order on Environmental Justice

On Tuesday, November 25, Governor Deval Patrick signed an Executive Order on Environmental Justice that provides tools and resources to remedy disproportional environmental burdens on low-income communities, communities of color, and linguistic minority communities. We congratulate the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Alliance…

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John Snow, Inc. Releases RFR for Cancer Disparities Capacity Building Pilot Projects in MA

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is pleased to release this Request for Response (RFR) for Cancer Disparities Capacity Building Pilot Projects in Massachusetts. JSI is releasing this RFR on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Division…

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Spotlight: Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition

We are pleased to offer the December installment of our Spotlight series to highlight MPHA partners and friends from across the state who are changing lives and communities to improve health and advance health equity.  This month we interviewed Vivien Morris, Chairperson of…

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Q4 & Q1: There’s Good News and There’s Work Ahead

Massachusetts voters have spoken, and the results are in. MPHA endorsed NO on Question 1, saying no to unsafe roads and bridges, and YES on Question 4, ensuring that all MA workers have access to earned sick time. With the…

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Recognizing a Public Health Leader – Thank You Cheryl Bartlett

MPHA would like to thank Cheryl Bartlett for leadership as the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Ms. Bartlett has announced that she will be stepping down from her position in mid-December to serve as the Executive Director…

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New HIA Highlights Role of Organizing in Community Development

A new health impact assessment (HIA) examining the link between public health and community development was recently released, and the results provide helpful information and recommendations to practitioners in both fields, who are increasingly collaborating in local communities and at…

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Massachusetts to Receive $8 million in New Prevention Funding

On September 25th, the Centers for Disease Control announced 193 awards totaling nearly $212 million for states, cities, counties, tribes, and organizations across the country to create and sustain programs to prevent and combat chronic diseases. The grants are organized…

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