Proposed legislation to increase investment in primary care and decrease health inequities The Massachusetts House and Senate have referred a new bill on primary care to the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. This bill, Senate No. 750, is sponsored by Senator Cindy F. Friedman and has three goals: 1) double primary care investment, 2) […]
By Erin Mooz, Ann Nguyen, Aditi Vaidya, and Signe Flieger There are four questions on the statewide Massachusetts ballot this year, each of which have public health implications. Question 1: Additional Tax on Income Over One Million Dollars Summary: A yes vote would amend the state constitution to add an additional 4% state income tax […]
Access to abortion is necessary for health and well-being. The recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs will have devastating impacts. Addressing reproductive health inequalities requires us to embrace and embed abortion care in health provision and policy. It is more important than ever that we train the next generation of health policy analysts and system scientists to advance abortion access.
The Tufts Center for Health Systems and Policy took part in National Public Health Week “to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.” Each day had a theme. Read on for highlights! Monday, Day 1 Racism: A Public Health Crisis We at the Tufts Center […]