Coalition for Local Public Health (CLPH)


The Coalition for Local Public Health (CLPH) consists of public health organizations dedicated to advocating for the resources needed to promote healthy communities in Massachusetts through strong Boards of Health and Health Departments. Our organizations represent over 4,900 citizens and professionals interested in supporting the Commonwealth’s local health infrastructure.


The six member organizations are: Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses, Massachusetts Environmental Health Association, Massachusetts Health Officers Association, Massachusetts Public Health Association and Western Massachusetts Public Health Association. *Click on the logos above to learn more about member organizations.


CLPH endorses the State Action for Public Health Excellence (SAPHE) Act (H1935/S1294) by Representatives Kane and Garlick and Senator Lewis.

To view the SAPHE Act Fact Sheet, click here.

To endorse the SAPHE Act, click here.


View: Strengthening Local Public Health in Massachusetts (2006)

View: A Case for Improving the Massachusetts Local Public Health Infrastructure (2003)