Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: Spotlight Series


MPHA Organizational Member Spotlight: The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs

The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCA’s (MA YMCAs) is a longstanding partner of MPHA, and was among the inaugural group of organizations that joined MPHA’s Organizational Membership program in 2013. Massachusetts YMCAs serve 1.3 million people across the Commonwealth. The Alliance…

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Organizational Spotlight: Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)

The Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is a long time organizational member of MPHA, and a leading affiliate of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy of Nutrition…

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MPHA Stands with Attorney General Maura Healey on Assault Weapons Loophole Closure

Following weeks of devastating tragedies across the nation involving assault weapons, including the largest mass murder in the history of our country,  Attorney General Maura Healey announced on July 20, that the Commonwealth will crackdown on illegal sales of assault weapons in Massachusetts….

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On the Move: $6 Million for the Food Trust

Last night, the House approved an Economic Development bill which includes $6 million in capital dollars for the Massachusetts Food Trust! The action comes after nearly 4 years of intensive advocacy and organizing by MPHA, members of the Act FRESH Campaign,…

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The Journey of Leadership: MPHA’s 14th Annual Awards Breakfast

Last Friday, June 3, nearly 400  people from across the Commonwealth came together over breakfast to honor four dedicated and accomplished public health heroes and to demonstrate support for MPHA’s commitment to a healthier and more equitable Massachusetts. Honorees provided…

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Spotlight: Spring Awards Breakfast Speakers

These two leaders will join us at MPHA’s Spring Awards Breakfast on June 3, 2016 and share their work to reduce health inequities in Massachusetts. Welcoming Remarks:   Maura Healey, Massachusetts Attorney General Attorney General Maura Healey will join MPHA at the Spring…

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Spotlight: Spring Awards Breakfast Honorees

These four leaders will be celebrated at MPHA’s Spring Awards Breakfast on June 3, 2016 for their extraordinary work to reduce health inequities in Massachusetts. Paul Revere Award:   Ray Considine, MSW, Recently retired CEO of Health Resources in Action. Ray…

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Spotlight: Western MA Health Equity Network (WMHEN)

In 2014, an inspiring day-long summit led to creation of the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network (WMHEN). WMHEN is a collaboration of partners, including MPHA, from diverse fields working together to address the social determinants of health. Harnessing the power of collaboration, WMHEN is…

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Spotlight: Transportation as a Social Determinant of Health – Why Transportation is a Public Health Issue

Access to affordable, convenient transportation plays a crucial role in public health. The cost and time required for daily travel between home, work, school, daycare, and groceries greatly impacts the quality of life for us all. Those who can afford…

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Spotlight: Food Insecurity – A Year-Round Problem Across Massachusetts

The end of the year is often a time of giving, a time to donate to local food banks or to volunteer at a soup kitchen.  When January rolls around we are excited to start a new year, to leave behind bad…

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