Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: Policy Priorities


Momentum Builds on Zoning Reform for Healthy Communities

Momentum is growing on Beacon Hill and across the state to reform our antiquated zoning and planning laws which too often impede the development of healthy communities.  In the last month, we’ve rallied at the State House, testified before legislative…

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Act FRESH Advocates for Healthy Food Access

MPHA and the Act FRESH Campaign are working hard to improve access to healthy and affordable food – in supermarkets, corner stores, farmer’s markets, and even mobile markets.  In May, the Act FRESH Campaign made our case before the legislature’s Committee…

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MPHA and Allies Push For Complete Streets Funding

On Monday, March 25, MPHA and our allies testified before the Joint Committee on Transportation to ask them to include the language of the Active Streets Bill (sponsored by Rep. Jason Lewis and Sen. Harriette Chandler) in the larger transportation…

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Massachusetts’ 2nd Bike/Walk Summit – April 11th

MPHA is pleased to support the 2nd Bike/Walk Summit!  The Summit will be hosted by our partners at MassBike and Walk Boston on Thursday, April 11th from 10am-1pm at the State House. Meet advocates from around the state, learn about current…

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Act FRESH 2013 Priorities Announced in Springfield

On February 5th, MPHA launched the 2013 Act FRESH Campaign at the Springfield Public Library, where we announced the campaign priorities for the next two years – priorities chosen by the Act FRESH Leadership Team earlier this winter: Act FRESH…

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Help Us Recruit Legislators to Co-Sponsor Priority Public Health Legislation – Deadline is This Friday!

Please contact your Representative and Senator today and ask them to co-sponsor priority public health legislation to promote healthier communities for all.

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Launching Act FRESH 2013 – February 5th in Springfield

Act FRESH 2013 – Launching an Ambitious New Platform The Act FRESH Campaign, launched in 2011, is led by a diverse group of MPHA member organizations – grassroots organizations and statewide associations from every region of the Commonwealth. The campaign…

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Now Is the Time to Invest in a Healthy Transportation System

Speak Up In Support of New Revenues Today  Last night, Governor Patrick delivered a State of the Commonwealth address in which he staked out bold policy positions on the need to raise new revenues and to invest in transportation and…

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