Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund

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.

PWTF advocates join MPHA and Ben Franklin at the State House in June 2017 to urge leadership to continue investing in prevention

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 More information on PWTF (click links below): 

Town and City Fact Sheets:

Barnstable Holyoke New Bedford
Berkshires Lynn Quincy/ Weymouth
Boston Metrowest Worcester 

PWTF in the News 

Op-Eds and Editorials: 

Other Resources

Department of Public Health Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund page