Upcoming Events

MPHA’s Annual Conference & Expo

November 13, 2019 | DCU Center, Worcester, MA | 8:30AM – 3:00PM

Ronnie Galvin, The Democracy Collaborative

MPHA is pleased to announce that Ronnie Galvin, Vice President of Engaged Practice at the Democracy Collaborative, will be the keynote speaker at our Annual Conference & Expo on November 13, 2019! Ronnie has committed his life’s work to community building, community organizing, and social change. His current work focuses on fostering racial equity, building community wealth, and creating a new economic system anchored in democratic ownership. We hope you will join us for an inspiring and important presentation on the intersection of community wealth building, racial justice, and health equity.

For more information about tickets, exhibitor tables, and sponsorship, please contact Alexa Piacenza at apiacenza@mapublichealth.org.


Western MA Transportation Forum

Save the date for the Western MA Transportation Forum: How Do We Get There from Here? Featuring a keynote address by Senator Eric Lesser, the gathering will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the Northampton Center for the Arts from 9 AM. to 12 Noon. For more information, to suggest a speaker or to volunteer to share your work, contact Laura Sylvester at lauras@foodbankwma.org.

Past Events

MPHA’s 17th Annual Spring Awards Breakfast

June 7, 2019 | 8:30-10:30AM | The State Room | 60 State St

MPHA’s 2019 Health Equity Champions (bottom row) and their Presenters (top row)

Dr. Paula Johnson
President of Wellesley College
Reverend Irene Monroe
LGBTQ Activist & WGBH All Revved Up

Nineequa Blanding
The Boston Foundation

Dr. Alesia Ferguson
North Carolina A&T State University
Paul Revere AwardPublic Health Leadership in Medicine AwardLemuel Shattuck AwardAlfred Frechette Award
Senator Harriette L. Chandler
First Worcester District
Thea James, MD
Boston Medical Center
Raheem Baraka
Baraka Community Wellness Center
Nate Horwitz-Willis, DrPH, MPH, MPA
Plymouth Public Health Department

Please contact Alexa at apiacenza@mapublichealth.org with any questions about the event or sponsorship.

Thank you to our Event Planning Committee!

Cheryl Bartlett, RN, Greater New Bedford Community Health Center | Matilde Castiel MD, City of Worcester |

Jessica Collins, MS, Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts | Harold Cox, Boston University School of Public Health | Soloe Dennis, MS, MEP, Springfield Health & Human Services |

Matt Fishman, Partners HealthCare | Claude A. Jacob, MPH, Cambridge Public Health Department |

Keith Mahoney, JD, The Boston Foundation |

Anne McHugh, MS, Boston Public Health Commission |

Steven Ridini, Ed.D., Health Resources in Action |

Jodie L. Silverman, MPHA President |

Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital & The Mongan Institute |

Neil Maniar, Ph.D., MPH, Northeastern University |

Janice “Jan” B. Yost, Ed.D., The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Inc.


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Association for Behavioral Healthcare | Baystate Health | Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth | The Beveridge Family Foundation | The Boston Foundation | Boston Public Health Commission | Cambridge Health Alliance | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | The Greater Boston Food Bank | Harvard Catalyst | Harvard Medical School | The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts | Health Resources in Action | John Snow, Inc. | Justice Resource Institute | MA League of Community Health Centers | MA Medical Society | Milbank Foundation | Tremont Strategies Group | Tufts University School of Medicine

Benefactor Sponsors

AAFCPAs | AllWays Health Partners | Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program| Boston University School of Social Work | Cambridge Concord Associates | DentaQuest Foundation | Liberty Mutual Insurance | Massachusetts Nurses Association | Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts | Smith, Costello, and Crawford | Tufts University School of Dental Medicine | University of Massachusetts Medical School | William James College

Patron Sponsors

AAA Northeast | Al DeMaria |  Deborah Klein Walker | Dr. Neil Maniar and Dr. Ami Bhatt | Geoff Wilkinson | Harbor Health Services | Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities | Massachusetts Council on Aging | Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association | MORE Advertising | Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences | The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts |  University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences | Way Finders, Inc. | Worcester County Food Bank 

MPHA’s Organizational Members

AIDS Action Committee | Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs | Alosa Health | American Heart/American Stroke Association | Association for Behavioral Healthcare | Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporate Citizen | Boston Public Health Commission | Brookline Health Department | Citizens for Juvenile Justice | Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals | Cooley Dickinson Hospital | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Greater Lowell Health Alliance | Groundwork Lawrence | Harvard Catalyst | Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation | The Health Foundation of Central MA | Heywood Hospital | John Snow, Inc. | Justice Resource Institute | Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | Massachusetts Association of Health Boards | Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers | Massachusetts School Nurse Organization | MetroWest Health Foundation | Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts | The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts | Revere on the Move | Tufts University School of Medicine | University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health & Health Science | Worcester Department of Public Health

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