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2017 Annual Meeting & Expo
DCU Center, Worcester, MA | Wednesday, November 29 | 8:30 am 

register-button croppedRegister today for MPHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo! Individual and organizational members receive exclusive additional registration discounts.

This high-profile networking and educational event will bring together more than 350 public health professionals, students and activists from across the state for a lively and insightful dialogue about how we can seize the opportunity to create a health care system that promotes healthier communities.

The meeting will feature a panel of national and state leaders who are leading the way in shaping health care transformation by focusing specifically on the social determinants of health. With massive changes to health care delivery and financing taking place right now in Massachusetts and nationally, we will explore together how the public health community can influence our health system to meaningfully address non-medical barriers to health in Massachusetts.

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Monica Bharel, MD, MPH

Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Welcoming Remarks

Thea James, MD

Vice President, Mission & Associate Chief Medical Officer at Boston Medical Center

Panel Speaker

James Hester, PhD

Principal,  Population Health Systems and
Former Director of
Vermont Health Care Reform Commission

Panel Speaker


John E McDonough, DrPH, MPA 

Former Senior Advisor on
National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate & Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Panel Speaker

Nancy E. Norman, MD, MPH

Medical Director of Integration for the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership


In addition to our robust panel discussion, the Annual Meeting will feature dynamic workshops on tools and skill building to address the social determinants and an all day exposition featuring prominent public health organizations. Stay tuned for more updates on our expert speakers and a full agenda.

Become a Sponsor!

MPHA’s Annual Meeting & Expo is the signature networking and educational public health event of the fall. We welcome your partnership in tackling health inequity and the social determinants of health. This event is not a fundraiser, and we do not profit from ticket sales. Your contribution makes it possible for us to have an important discussion in this time of health care transformation with stakeholders from across the Commonwealth.

Become an Exhibitor!

Your table at this high-profile networking and educational event will promote your organization with more than 350 Massachusetts-based students, activists, and professionals working in public health, health care, economic, and community development!

Thank you to our Sponsors so far!

Pioneer Sponsors:

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Mobilizer Sponsors:

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Educator Sponsors:

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Lasell College Department of Health Sciences

Quinsigamond Community College

Leader Sponsors:

Greater Lowell Health Alliance

Thank you to our sustaining Advocate, Bronze and Silver members and partners in public health!

AIDS Action Committee | Association for Behavioral Healthcare
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals | Fenway Health | Harvard Street Health Center
Health Foundation of Central MA | John Snow, Inc.
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
MetroWest Health Foundation | Partners for a Healthier Community | Planned Parenthood League of MA

For more information on participating in the MPHA Annual Meeting & Expo, contact MPHA Events Manager, Alexa Piacenza at

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