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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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MassDOT Commits $50M to Helps Cities and Towns Advance Complete Streets

The Baker Administration has just committed $50 million over the next five years for the new Complete Streets Funding Program as part of a recently-finalized transportation Capital Investment Plan. Since 2012 MPHA has led–as part of its Act FRESH campaign–…

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MassDOT Commits $50m to Complete Streets in Major Capital Plan; Seeks Input on Funding Priorities

In a major victory for MPHA and allies, MassDOT has committed $50 million for the Complete Streets Funding Program to support municipalities to make streets safer and more accessible for transit riders, pedestrians, and cyclists. The funding is in MAssDOT’S draft…

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Speak up for the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment

On May 18, 2016, the Massachusetts legislature will hold a “constitutional convention” and will take up the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment—a proposal that would dedicate upwards of $1.5 billion annually to improve two social determinants of health: transportation and public…

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Action Alert: The Fair Share Constitutional Amendment

April is the month for you to take action on the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment (FSCA), a proposal before the Massachusetts legislature that would dedicate upwards of $1.5 billion annually to improve two social determinants of health: transportation and public education.

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Join MPHA and Our Partners in the Fight for Equitable Transportation Access!

Access to affordable, convenient transportation plays a crucial role in public health. That is why MPHA is working in collaboration with partners on short, mid, and long-term solutions to increase access to public transportation throughout Massachusetts. This winter MPHA has…

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Spotlight: Transportation as a Social Determinant of Health – Why Transportation is a Public Health Issue

Access to affordable, convenient transportation plays a crucial role in public health. The cost and time required for daily travel between home, work, school, daycare, and groceries greatly impacts the quality of life for us all. Those who can afford…

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Action Alert: Attend Hearing on the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment

On Tuesday, January 19th, a legislative hearing will be held at the State House on the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment Campaign led by Raise Up Massachusetts. If passed, the Fair Share Amendment will create additional revenue which will be invested…

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The State of Black Massachusetts: Report Highlights Need for Policies to Address the Social Determinants of Health

On December 11, 2015, the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center released a new report, Race to Equity: The State of Black Massachusetts. The report documents the prevalence of racial disparities in Massachusetts and highlights the need for policies to reduce inequity. Policies such as Paid…

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Second Act FRESH Convening Draws Partners from All Over the State

On December 9th over thirty-five partners came together in Boston for the second Act FRESH Regional Convening.  Partners both old and new came from Fitchburg, Worcester, Lowell, Lawrence, and all parts of Boston to hear updates on current Act FRESH…

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