Category: MPHA Events
2012 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Massachusetts Public Health Association: Growing the Political Will for Prevention and Health Equity
| October 10, 2012 | 10:22 pm | Conference, MPHA Events | No comments

Keynote Speaker Dr. Brian Smedley, Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, will address what it will take to ignite and sustain a health equity movement that can produce real change in—and real opportunities for health– here in Massachusetts and across the country.

The meeting will also feature:

  • Expanded networking opportunities
  • Exhibitors representing grassroots organizations and local businesses
  • MPHA community award presentations
  • And updates on how you can get involved in the work to drive statewide changes for healthier, more equitable communities

Friday, November 16, 2012

9:30 am- 2:00 pm
Doubletree Hotel | Westborough, Massachusetts

Click here for more information!

Have Lunch with CHAT then come to the State House to see the launch of MPHA’s Act FRESH campaign
| January 31, 2011 | 3:00 pm | MPHA Events | 2 Comments

Join The Community Health Advocates at Tufts for the Lunch and the Launch of the Massachusetts Public Health Association’s Act FRESH Campaign!

What: Announcing the Act FRESH Agenda

- Promoting health community design
- Improving access to healthy food stores
- Increasing physical activity for kids
- Ensuring health school food for every child

2011-2012.  Featured Speakers include Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, United States Dept of Health & Human Services.

When: Monday, February 7th

The event at the State House will last from 1:00-2:00 pm, but CHAT would like to invite you to meet at noon to eat lunch at Sackler with other students interested in community health advocacy before we walk over to the State House as a group.

*Please note: Lunch will not be provided but feel free to bring a lunch or purchase a lunch from the café.

Where: 4th Floor of the Sackler building. If you can’t join us for lunch, feel free to meet us for the announcement in Room 222 of the State House (Beacon Street at Park Street, Park Street T Stop).

Any questions please email CHATufts [at] gmail [dot] com

Taking on City Hall with MPHA
| January 15, 2011 | 3:35 pm | MPHA Events | No comments


Our partner, Massachusetts Public Health Association, invited us to their release of the Act FRESH campaign policy agenda. We are going to city hall to advocate for this public health issue to state legislators.

Act FRESH Focus: Promote Healthy Community Design, Improve Access to Healthy Food Stores, Increase Physical Activity for Kids, and Ensure Healthy School Food for Every Child.

Monday, February 7, 2011
1:00-2:00 pm, Room 22, State House, Boston

Featured Speaker: Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, United States Dept of Health & Human Services

For a detailed flyer of the event click Act FRESH Kickoff Flyer 2.7.2011

MPHA Annual Meeting
| November 5, 2010 | 5:10 pm | MPHA Events | No comments
Join us for the Massachusetts Public Health Association’s
2010 Annual Meeting and Conference

Complete Neighborhoods, Complete Commonwealth:
Joining Forces for FRESH Action

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
8:00 am- 3:30 pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA

Keynote speaker Geoff Anderson, President and CEO of Smart Growth America, will address the important connections between health and planning cities and towns.

The meeting will also feature:

  • Exhibitors representing grassroots organizations and local businesses
  • A celebration of our recent legislative victories
  • An Act FRESH announcement and call to action
  • A discussion of Massachusetts’ Healthy Transportation Compact
  • Breakout sessions to help you build your policy advocacy skills, learn how to work with regional planning councils and more
  • Networking opportunities
  • And we are pleased to announce MPHA‘s 2010 Annual Awards to…
    • Representative Stephen Kulik- Legislative Leadership Award
    • Concetta DeBenedetto- Front Line Award
      Outreach Coordinator, Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse
    • Massachusetts Farm-to-School Project- Community Leadership Award

Visit the MPHA website for more info http://www.mphaweb.org/