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Press Release: Health Care Providers, Mayors, Health Policy Leaders Press House to Save Successful Prevention Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2018 Contact: Maddie Ribble, 617-697-2107 Health Care Providers, Mayors, Health Policy Leaders Press House to Save Successful Prevention Programs Letter cites role of Prevention Trust in successful MassHealth transformation In anticipation of a major debate…

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Press Release: In a Major Step Backwards, Legislature Abandons Effective Prevention Programs

July 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Maddie Ribble: 617-697-2107 In a Major Step Backwards, Legislature Abandons Effective Prevention Programs Sicker People, Higher Health Care Costs, Laid off Community Health Workers to Result; Updated Evaluation Report Confirms Impacts On Health Outcomes…

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Last Chance to Support Public Health Funding in the FY18 Budget

The FY18 state budget is now in its final stage.  The legislature recently appointed a six member Conference Committee to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget and to produce a final budget to be…

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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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Press Release: Quincy Mayor Koch, Pittsfield Mayor Tyer Join Prevention Trust Coalition as Co-Chairs, Lead Call to Protect Groundbreaking Program in House Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 Contact: Maddie Ribble, Massachusetts Public Health Association 617-697-2107, mribble@mapublichealth.org Quincy Mayor Koch, Pittsfield Mayor Tyer Join Prevention Trust Coalition as Co-Chairs, Lead Call to Protect Groundbreaking Program in House Budget Effort Supported by Bipartisan…

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Action Alert! Protect the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF)!

Please contact your state Representative this week to ask them to co-sponsor Amendment #24 to continue funding for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. On April 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released their proposal for the…

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150 Rally to Protect the Prevention Trust, Call for Fast Legislative Action

More than 150 people rallied last week at the State House to kick off a campaign to protect the first-in-the-nation Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF). The rally included patients and community residents served by PWTF, community health workers, community-based service…

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Legislators Come Out Big in Support of MPHA-Priority Bills

Massachusetts Legislators showed tremendous support for MPHA-priority bills over the last two weeks, providing a particularly strong starting point for public health in the new legislative session. Of 200 total legislators in the Massachusetts House and Senate, a majority co-sponsored…

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