Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: Healthy Built Environment


Mass in Motion Resources

Mass in Motion state budget amendment fact sheet Rep List_Mass in Motion

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With End of Legislative Session in Sight, Public Health on the Move

As April approaches, the end of the formal legislative session on July 31st is just four months away. Lots of public health legislation has either been passed or is on the move – some just steps away from final passage,…

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Spotlight: Partners for a Healthier Community, Springfield

We are pleased to kick off a new Spotlight series to highlight  MPHA partners across the state who are changing lives and communities to improve health and advance health equity. We hope this series will provide insight, ideas, and inspiration…

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Build Your Skills at Free Regional Advocacy Trainings

MPHA is partnering with the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs and several other allies to offer six regional advocacy trainings to help concerned residents learn how to motivate elected officials to pass policies to increase access to healthy food and physical…

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Event: April 28th – Mass in Motion Action Institute 2014

The Mass in Motion Action Institute 2014 will take place on Monday, April 28th from 8 am – 3 pm at the DCU Center in Worcester. This conference will bring together leaders from all 52 Mass in Motion communities along…

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Municipal Leaders: Ask Secretary Davey to Fully Fund the Complete Streets Certification Program

If you are a Mayor, Town Manager, City Councilor, or Selectboard member, please join us in asking Transportation Secretary Rich Davey to fully fund the Complete Streets Certification Program, which has been authorized by the legislature at $50m over 5…

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Active Streets Passes in the Senate!

Last Thursday, the Senate voted in favor of the Active Streets Certification Program and authorized $50 million in funding over the next five years!  The measure was passed as part of the broader Transportation Bond Bill, which was approved by…

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Free Advocacy Trainings Offered by Massachusetts YMCAs & Their Partners

Would you like to make a difference in your community?   Would you like to improve the health of our children? Want to know how to motivate elected officials to pass policies to increase access to healthy food and physical activity?…

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$50 Million for Active Streets Remains Intact

This past Wednesday, the Senate Bonding Committee reported out its version of the Transportation Bond Bill and maintained the Active Streets Certification Program funded at $50 million over the next five years! This action brings us ever closer to seeing…

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Complete Streets Key to Achieving Health Equity

The Active Streets Program – now moving in the state legislature – is an essential strategy to address health inequities that plague Massachusetts and the nation.  While the program aims to provide benefit for all communities, it is low income…

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