Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: Healthy Built Environment


Victory in the House – $50 Million for Complete Streets!

Late last night, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to approve a new Active Streets Certification Program funded at $50 million over the next five years! The action comes after a year of intensive advocacy and organizing by MPHA, the Act…

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MPHA in the News: House Panel Adds $300 Mil for Local Roads to Transportation Bond Bill (State House News Service)

State House News Service Wednesday, January 8, 2014 By Matt Murphy House Panel Adds $300 Mil for Local Roads to Transportation Bond Bill STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 8, 2013….The House Bonding Committee on Tuesday signed off on two major long-term…

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Partners In Prevention: How “Non-Health” State Agencies are Advancing Public Health in Massachusetts

In November, MPHA released a brief highlighting work being done across state agencies in Massachusetts that advance the goals of healthy eating, active living, and smoke-free environments.  The brief, “Partners in Prevention: How “Non-Health” State Agencies are Advancing Public Health…

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MPHA Organizes Municipal Leaders In Support of Active Streets

Together with our Act FRESH partners and other allies, MPHA has been actively organizing municipal officials from across the state to speak up in support of the Active Streets Bill.  On November 18th, more than two dozens mayors, town managers,…

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MassDOT’s Issues Healthy Transportation Policy Directive

Last month, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey issued a new “Healthy Transportation Policy Directive” that represents a major step forward for implementing goals long held by MassDOT to promote complete streets and to increase biking, walking, and public…

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Packed “Healthy by Design” Event Educates, Celebrates, and Inspires Action!

On Wednesday afternoon October 9th, MPHA and our partners were proud to host “Healthy By Design: Planning and Development for Vibrant Communities” – a packed-to-the gills event at the State House where we honored 11 innovative Massachusetts communities, learned about healthy community design…

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MPHA in the News: Salem receives “Health by Design” award (Boston Globe)

Boston.com  August 30, 2013 Salem receives “Health by Design” award By Terri Ogan, Globe Correspondent The Massachusetts Public Health Association has awarded Salem a “Health by Design” community leadership award for its promotion of policies and projects that strengthen local…

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MPHA in the News: Barnstable to receive state award (The Register)

The Register AUGUST 31, 2013 Barnstable to receive state award By Conor Powers-Smith BARNSTABLE — Barnstable has been chosen as one of 11 towns to receive the Massachusetts  Public Health Association’s Healthy by Design Community Leadership Award.  According to Town…

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MPHA in the News: Natick receives leadership award

Metrowest Daily News August 28, 2013 Natick receives leadership award By Staff Reports NATICK — The town is one of 11 communities statewide being recognized by the  Massachusetts Public Health Association for receiving a Healthy by Design  Community Leadership Award….

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Save the Date! “Healthy By Design” with Mark Fenton on October 9th

Join us at the State House on October 9th from 1:00 – 2:30pm for Healthy By Design: Planning and Development for Vibrant Communities— an event with internationally renowned public health, planning and transportation consultant Mark Fenton. Learn how community design impacts health, honor…

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