Massachusetts Public Health Association

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Public Health Call-in Day of Action!

In honor of National Public Health Week, MPHA is asking YOU to reach out to your state representative today to ask him or her to support public health funding in the FY 2015 budget! The House will be debating the…

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Learn, Celebrate, and Take Action for National Public Health Week – April 7-11!

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight…

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Event: April 3rd – 2014 Bike/Walk Summit

Join us and let’s get Beacon Hill moving! MassBike and WalkBoston are sponsoring the 2014 Bike/Walk Summit to take place on Thursday, April 3rd from 10 am – 1 pm at the State House. This event aims to bring bicycle…

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Governor Takes Action to Preserve Food Stamp Benefits

Last week, Governor Patrick announced steps to preserve the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) in Massachusetts that would otherwise be subjected to a $142 million cut by the most recently enacted federal Farm Bill. MPHA applaud the Governor’s action, which…

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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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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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APHA Calls on Pharmacies to Join CVS in Removing Tobacco Products

MPHA applauds the decision by CVS Caremark to no longer sell or distribute tobacco products as of October 2014.  And we join with the American Public Health Association in calling on other pharmacies to follow CVS’ lead and and stop selling…

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Not a Member of MPHA? Join Today!

The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is only as strong as our membership! We thank you for visiting our blog, and we urge you to become a member today. For a nominal fee you can support MPHA and critical public…

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Food Assistance Cut $9 billion in Farm Bill Compromise

On Wednesday morning, the US House approved a bipartisan agreement on the Farm Bill, which includes funding for federal nutrition programs. The agreement includes a nearly $9 billion cut to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits over the next ten…

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You Get Public Health

You “get” public health. You believe, as we do, that health should not be determined by zip code, skin color, or socio-economic status. You know that health is about social justice, opportunity, and the conditions of people’s daily lives. Because…

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