MPHA’s 2021 Annual Conference
MPHA’s virtual Annual Conference & Meeting: Creating Health Equity by Building Community Power was attended by nearly 450 people on November 16, 2021. Our keynote speaker was Xavier Morales, Executive Director of the Praxis Project. Our featured panel, Power Building on the Ground, included staff members from Human Impact Partners and Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE). A workshop for students, The Power of Student Activism, featured faculty and alumni from Northeastern University and Boston University.
MPHA’s 2021 Spring Awards Breakfast
MPHA’s 19th annual Spring Awards Breakfast on June 4, 2021 was a virtual event for nearly 300 participants. The 2021 Paul Revere Award went to Michael Curry, Esq., and the Community Leadership Award went to Martha Velez. Additionally, MPHA paid tribute to all local public health professionals across the state for their tireless work and great personal sacrifices throughout the COVI-19 pandemic to keep our communities safe.
MPHA’s 2020 Annual Conference
MPHA’s Annual Conference on December 8th with special guest MA Attorney General Maura Healey was an inspiring, educational event with our local public health partners and over 600 virtual attendees.
MPHA’s 2020 Virtual Breakfast
MPHA was joined by public health luminary Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones to present her with MPHA’s Paul Revere Award at our Virtual Breakfast on September 18th. Dr. Jones’ unwavering commitment to eradicate health inequities and structural racism inspires MPHA’s work every day.
MPHA’s 2019 Annual Conference
MPHA was pleased to be joined by Ronnie Galvin, Vice President for Racial Equity and the Democratic Economy at the Democracy Collaborative, as 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.
MPHA’s 2019 Spring Awards Breakfast
MPHA was proud to honor Senator Harriette L. Chandler, First Worcester District with our Paul Revere Award, Thea James, MD, Boston Medical Center with our Public Health Leadership in Medicine Award, Raheem Baraka Baraka Community Wellness Center with our Lemuel Shattuck Award, Nate Horwitz-Willis, DrPH, MPH, MPA Plymouth Public Health Department with our Alfred Frechette Award.
MPHA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo: Environmental Justice & Health Justice – Action for Healthy Neighborhoods
Thank you to everyone that joined us on November 15 at the DCU Center in Worcester for an energizing conference! MPHA was honored to be joined by Former U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for an insightful keynote on environmental justice, followed by a responsive panel of local activists: Dr. Matilde Castiel
MD, Worcester Health & Human Services, and Dr. Madeleine L. Scammell, DSc, Boston University School of Public Health, moderated by Cate Mingoya, Groundwork USA.
MPHA’s 2018 Spring Awards Breakfast
MPHA was proud to honor Ralph Fuccillo, MA, Cambridge Concord Associates with our Paul Revere Award, Cheryl Bartlett, Greater New Bedford Community Health Center with our Lemuel Shattuck Awards, Alden Matthew Landry, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Tour for Diversity in Medicine with our Alfred Frechette Aware, and The Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley with our Community Leadership Award (Accepted by Director Waleska Lugo-DeJesús, MPA, pictured above)
MPHA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo: Can Health Care Treat Inequity?
MPHA’s 2017 Annual Conference focused on organizing for a health care system that tackles the social determinants of health. We were honored to by joined by a panel of experts on health care and the social determinants: Dr. Thea James, Boston Medical Center; James Hester, PhD, Population Health Systems and Former Director of Vermont Health Care Reform Commission; 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. This insightful panel was moderated by Nancy E. Norman, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Integration for the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership
MPHA 15th Annual Spring Awards Breakfast: Honoring Health Equity Champions
June 2, 2017
Over 350 friends and partners joined us on Friday, June 2nd to celebrate the inspirational achievements of our 2017 Health Equity Champions: Deborah Klein Walker, Shani Dowd, Jen Slonaker, Matt Sadof, and Megan Sandel. The morning was a powerful reminder of the significance of partnership to achieve impactful programs and policies, which uphold racial justice and move the dial to advance health equity for all people.