Massachusetts Public Health Association

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Action you can take now for health equity!

Last week, state legislators filed more than 5,700 bills that will be considered over the next two weeks. Now is a critical time here in Massachusetts to take action!  You have the chance to help MPHA promote policies that will reduce disparities and…

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Join us March 1st for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Campaign Kick-Off

Join us on March 1, 2017 for the campaign launch to call on the legislature to continue the important work of the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF). PWTF, a first-in-the-nation program, is an investment in prevention that has become a cornerstone of…

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Join MPHA for Sexual Health Lobby Day on January 31st

MPHA is proud to be a sponsor of the second annual Reproductive and Sexual Health Lobby Day at the State House hosted by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. In today’s uncertain national political climate, we must ensure that…

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Demonstrate Your Organization’s Support to Safeguard the Federal Nutrition Programs: Sign Letter to President-Elect Trump and Congress

Join the National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) in calling on the incoming Congress and the President-Elect to safeguard and support critically-important programs that provide a national nutrition safety net for vulnerable, low-income individuals and families. National, state and local organizations are…

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The Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund – A National Model That Needs Your Support

The Massachusetts Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) – a $60 million, first-in-the-nation investment in prevention – has become a cornerstone of the state’s public health strategy and a national model that is being closely watched across the nation. However, funding…

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Sign-On Letter: Support the Future of the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund

What do Berkshire Health Systems, the Hudson Board of Health, the YMCA of Central MA, and Boston Senior Home Care have in common?  They’ve all signed on to a letter supporting the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF)…and we hope…

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Join Us to Support the Prevention Trust!

Sign On Letter: Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund is Key to Achieving Better Health & Eliminating Health Inequities The Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund is a Massachusetts first, enabling major investments in prevention across the state – but funding will…

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Speak up for the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment

On May 18, 2016, the Massachusetts legislature will hold a “constitutional convention” and will take up the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment—a proposal that would dedicate upwards of $1.5 billion annually to improve two social determinants of health: transportation and public…

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Action Alert: The Fair Share Constitutional Amendment

April is the month for you to take action on the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment (FSCA), a proposal before the Massachusetts legislature that would dedicate upwards of $1.5 billion annually to improve two social determinants of health: transportation and public education.

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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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