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Victories for Public Health in the FY15 Conference Committee Budget

Earlier this week, the legislature sent a budget for fiscal year 2015 to Governor Patrick.  The budget would boost overall funding for community-based public health programs by about 9% or $28 million, with a significant portion of the increase targeted…

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Putting the Puzzle Together to Reduce Homelessness

MPHA is pleased to join together with our partners at CHAPA, the Citizens Housing and Planning Association, to work toward a solution to homelessness through a multi-faceted approach that includes a focus on health. We know that there is no…

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Senate Budget Victories Support Community Prevention

On May 22nd, the state Senate passed their version of the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  MPHA successfully fought for several amendments that will support community prevention. These amendments include: An additional $250,000 in funding for the Mass…

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Still Time to Support Key Public Health Budget Amendments in the Senate!

Contact Your Senator Before Debate Begins Wednesday The state Senate will begin debate on the fiscal year 2015 budget this Wednesday.  Though the deadline to be printed on the amendment as a co-sponsor has passed, Senators are still able to…

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Summary of FY15 Senate Ways and Means Budget Proposal

The Senate Ways and Means Budget proposal for FY15 was released on Wednesday, May 14. Overall, the budget provides maintenance funding for the Department of Public Health (DPH) and a modest increase from FY14 that would maintain essential investments in…

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House Budget Debate Gets Underway This Week; Still Time for Action

This week, the House begins debate on the FY15 state budget. The House Ways and Means Budget proposal for FY15, released Wednesday, April 9, provides maintenance funding for the Department of Public Health (DPH). The budget provides a modest overall…

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Governor Patrick and House Leaders Address the Opiate Epidemic

On March 27th, Governor Patrick declared the ongoing opiate epidemic a public health emergency. Overdoses from heroin have skyrocketed in Massachusetts since 2000, with 185 people dying between November 2013 and February 2014. Governor Patrick gave several emergency orders to address the…

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Call to Action: Support Key Public Health Budget Amendments

The House Ways and Means budget, released last week, would provide a modest boost to funding for community-based programs at the Department of Public Health.  However, overall funding is well below historic levels and several programs are slated for significant…

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Summary of FY15 House Ways and Means Budget Proposal

The House Ways and Means Budget proposal for FY15, released Wednesday, April 9, provides maintenance funding for the Department of Public Health (DPH). The budget provides a modest overall increase from FY14 and would maintain essential investments in health infrastructure…

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Mass in Motion Resources

Mass in Motion state budget amendment fact sheet Rep List_Mass in Motion

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