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.
MPHA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo: Moving the Public Health Agenda #NoRacialJusticeNoPublicHealth!
November 16, 2016
Across America, entrenched norms and practices continue to influence social determinants of health like income and wealth, educational, and housing with a disproportionate impact on communities of color. On November 16th, more than 450 public health professionals, activists and students came together for the Massachusetts Public Health Association Annual Meeting to address racism as a key social determinant of health, and eliminate racism and its negative impact on health in the Commonwealth.
Digging Deeper: the Public Health and Criminal Justice Implications of Marijuana Legalization
September 16, 2016
As the state’s leading voice for public health, MPHA hosted a panel discussion in collaboration with the MetroWest Health Foundation with experts who hold vastly different positions on the public health and criminal justice implications of the ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana (Question 4).