People’s health is influenced primarily by the conditions where they live, work, and play. Yet, we spend nearly $60 billion on health care in Massachusetts, primarily to treat people after they’re sick. PWTF is first large scale initiative that invests in evidence-based community strategies to prevent illness and reduce health inequities.
Between 2014-18, PWTF funded successful clinical-community partnerships focused on childhood asthma, falls among older adults, hypertension, and tobacco use.
To receive action alerts or updates on the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, please email Maddie Ribble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on PWTF (click links below):
- Prevention Trust Bill Fact Sheet H2012-S1293
- Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Final Report
- Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund: Supplemental to Final Evaluation, Harvard Catalyst
Town and City Fact Sheets:
PWTF in the News
- Wellness Program Backers Anxious Over Funding Shutoff (State House News, 6/6/17)
- Asthma Grant Helps Lynn School Nurses Clear the Air (Item Live, 8/7/16)
- Media coverage of PWTF informational hearing (State House News, 6/14/16)
- PWTF Improving Health For Lynn Residents (Lynn Journal, 11/19/2015)
Op-Eds and Editorials:
- MA highlighted as national leader for prevention & wellness funds (Prevention Institute, 2/2015)
- PWTF: An Innovative Approach to Prevention as a Component of Health Care Reform (Northeastern University)
- Health Leaders Review Successes covered by Wellness Fund (NewBostonPost, 6/14/2016)