Massachusetts Public Health Association

MPHA September 2019 Newsletter

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What’s inside:
• Message from Carlene Pavlos, Executive Director
• Leaders Speak Out for Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund
• MPHA Joins Lawsuit Challenging New Public Charge Rule
• Stand Strong for the Right to Food on 9/24/19 at the State House
• MPHA Annual Conference and Expo on 11/13/19
• New Webinars Help Hospitals, Health Centers Address Need for Affordable Housing
• In Western Mass, Clear Need for Better Transportation

MPHA Summer 2019 Newsletter

 

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What’s inside:
• Message from Carlene Pavlos, Executive Director
• The State Action for Public Health Excellence (SAPHE) Bill is Moving Forward
• Public Health & Equity Wins in the FY20 Budget
• Announcing New Food Trust Awards
• Ronnie Galvin to Keynote MPHA’s Annual Conference and Expo on 11/13/19
• MPHA is hiring!
• Other Updates

MPHA June 2019 Newsletter

 

MPHA May 2019 Newsletter

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MPHA April 2019 Newsletter

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MPHA March 2019 Newsletter

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What’s inside:

 

  • Message from Carlene Pavlos, Executive Director
  • Transportation Justice: MPHA Policy Priorities Address Both Access & Climate/Air Quality Impacts
  • MPHA FY20 State Budget Priorities
  • Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) & Housing Lobby Days
  • Save the Date: Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network (WMHEN) Policy Assembly
  • Spring Awards Breakfast: Early Bird Deadline Looming
  • Special Member Notice

MPHA February 2019 Newsletter

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What’s inside:

  • Message from Carlene Pavlos, Executive Director
  • Announcement: MPHA’s 2019 Health Equity Champions
  • Upcoming events
  • News

MPHA January 2019 Newsletter

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What’s inside:

  • A message from Executive Director Carlene Pavlos
  • Main article: MPHA 2019-2020 Policy Priorities
  • Policy Notes
  • Upcoming Events

Transportation Justice and Health Equity: MPHA Policy Priorities Address Both Access & Air Quality, Climate Impact

Transportation is a critical issue for health equity. Not only does access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation connect people and communities to the resources needed to be healthy, the transportation sector is a driving factor of climate change and air pollution, both of which disproportionately impact low-income and communities of color, causing greater health inequity.

MPHA has two transportation policy priorities for the 2019-2020 legislative session:

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Baker’s FY20 Budget Proposal Level Funds Public Health Dep’t, Highlights Include Funding for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, New Fees on Prescription Opioids & E-Cigarettes

On Wednesday, January 23, Governor Baker announced his budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Governor Baker’s budget proposal includes a 1.5% increase in funding over FY19 spending. It level funds the Department of Public Health with an overall budget of $423 million.

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