Built Environment/Community Planning Resources
Planners Network Boston Chapter–  An association of professionals, activists, academics, students, and community members interested in creating an equitable built environment to open lines of communications within and between the many institutions and communities in the greater Boston area.
Contact: Molly McCullah or Pete Kane

Advocacy Guide and How Legislation Works

The Associates for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) created a guide on how to legislation works and why advocacy is so important. Click here: Advocacy Guide 2010

Healthy/Active Lifestyles Resources
Mass in Motion– Large campaign to get people more active and reduce risk of chronic health problems like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension.
Contact: Talk to Miriam Nelson to find out how we can bring programing to Boston-area communities that aren’t using this programing

Fact Sheets

Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA)
MPHA promotes equal access to healthy food, active living, chronic disease prevention, local public health, community health, environmental health, access to health care, and flu/emergency preparedness. Their newest initiative, the Act Fresh Campaign, is a 3-year policy change initiative to make local healthy food    more available and affordable, increase public space for physical activity, and reduce obesity and chronic disease in Massachusetts.

American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA is is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The Association aims to protect all Americans from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the  US.
Take Action! And receive a special discount for joint APHA/MPHA membership.

Child Nutrition Resources
Pew Charitable Trust- The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Campaign aims to reduce childhood obesity and increase access to safe and healthful food for our nation’s school children.
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Massachusetts- Cooking Matters brings together local culinary and nutrition professionals and others who volunteer their time to lead hands-on courses that give participants the know-how to select tasty and low-cost ingredients, stretch them across multiple meals, and use healthy cooking techniques and recipes that help them provide the best nourishment possible to their families.

Health & Wellness Partnerships

  • Walk Boston–  A non-profit organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts.
  • Mass Bike– The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation.
  • Bravewell Collaborative: The Healthy Nation Partnership is a network of public and private organizations working together to improve the health of all Americans by transforming the way we understand, value, and practice healthy living. Members are committed to ensuring our nation’s future prosperity by creating a culture of health and well-being in America.
  • Boston’s Health Equity Campaign– A new health campaign launched by the Boston Public Health Commission.  A recent Tufts MPH is one of the lead contacts for the campaign.
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