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Press Release: Advocates Call Out Minuscule Cost to Insurers to Protect State’s First-in-the-Nation Prevention Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    May 22, 2017 Contact: Maddie Ribble, Massachusetts Public Health Association, 617-697-2107, mribble@mapublichealth.org With Deadline Looming 39 Days Away, Senate Faces Decision on Dismantling Fund With just 39 days away from the sunset date on the Massachusetts Prevention…

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MPHA Co-Hosts Policy Assembly in Springfield, MA

On April 26, 2017, more than fifty health equity advocates from Western MA gathered in Springfield, MA, to gain a better understanding of several statewide policy issues and how to strategically advocate for them. In a pre-assembly poll, participants conveyed that…

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Common Health for the Commonwealth: 2017 Report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health

Last month, the Massachusetts Health Council released its 2017 Common Health for the Commonwealth: Report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health (Report) which identifies key public health areas that require action in order to reduce health inequity and improve overall…

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MPHA Priorities in Promoting Public Health in Implimentation of Recreational Marijuana Law

Last month the Massachusetts legislature created a new joint committee to review legislation related to the bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, which was voted into law last November. MPHA has identified eight issues to be addressed for the legislature to…

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15 More Communities Receive Complete Streets Funding from Mass DOT

On January 26, 2017, the Baker Administration announced the next 15 municipalities to receive funds from the Complete Streets Funding Program — a program which supports municipalities to make their local streets and roads more accessible for pedestrians, bicyclists, and public…

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Action you can take now for health equity!

Last week, state legislators filed more than 5,700 bills that will be considered over the next two weeks. Now is a critical time here in Massachusetts to take action!  You have the chance to help MPHA promote policies that will reduce disparities and…

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Join us March 1st for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Campaign Kick-Off

Join us on March 1, 2017 for the campaign launch to call on the legislature to continue the important work of the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF). PWTF, a first-in-the-nation program, is an investment in prevention that has become a cornerstone of…

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Join MPHA for Sexual Health Lobby Day on January 31st

MPHA is proud to be a sponsor of the second annual Reproductive and Sexual Health Lobby Day at the State House hosted by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. In today’s uncertain national political climate, we must ensure that…

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Invitation to connect with the Health Justice Team, a project of the Muslim Justice League

The Health Justice Team, a project of the Muslim Justice League (MJL), is a group of health professionals and health policy advocates collaborating to educate health sector colleagues about structural Islamophobia’s impact on individuals and public health. The Health Justice Team…

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Rep. Aaron Vega & MPHA President Jessica Collins headline Western MA Health Equity Summit

More than 250 people gathered on November 18, 2016 for the second Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Keynote Speaker State Representative Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke) inspired the audience with promises that Massachusetts will not go back on public health…

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