Massachusetts Public Health Association

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Tell Congress to Protect Hunger and Nutrition Programs this Thanksgiving!

Critical nutrition programs are at risk as Congress works to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the farm bill. The bill passed by the House would cut critical nutrition programs by $38 billion over 10 years. These cuts come…

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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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State and Local Leaders Push for Active Streets

On Thursday, July 18th, active transportation advocates, including the Act FRESH Campaign, dominated an otherwise sparsely-attended hearing of the legislature’s Community Development and Small Business Committee.  MPHA and our allies came out to support the Active Streets Bill (Senate Bill…

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State Budget in Conference Committee – Last Chance to Ensure Adequate Public Health Funding

The FY14 state budget is now in its final stage.  The legislature recently appointed a six member Conference Committee to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget and to produce a final budget to be…

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Serious Risks to Public Health and Safety Posed by State Budget – Please Contact Your Senator

The proposed Senate budget, released yesterday, poses serious risks to public health and safety.  Core public health protections which are already funded at dangerously low levels would receive additional cuts under the proposal.  This includes funding for environmental health, food…

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Ask Your Representative to Support Public Health Funding

Next week, the House will debate the state budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1st. The budget proposed by the House Ways and Means Committee would lead to further cuts to the Department of Public Health, continued dismantling…

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Transportation Day of Action – April 2nd

Action is heating up on Beacon Hill on transportation and revenue.  The House plans to address both of these issues in the month of April – so the time to act is now!  We need your support to win new…

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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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