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What's Happening at MHC

Initiatives You Should Know About
  • Barber Shop and Beauty Parlor Health Project: Multicultural Health Information Dissemination, A project to get prevention and wellness information out into our communities.
  • Youth Health Literacy Initiative: A program for developing informed, engaged younger health care consumers.
  • The 5th Women's Health Forum: Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy: Knowledge is Everything Westin Copley Boston 04/16/2015 7:30 AM - 3 PM
  • State House Health Fair Ensuring that the Center of Government in MA is a healthy place by educating Legislators and their Staffs as well as State House Employees

What does my contribution to MA Health Council achieve?

Since 1920, the Massachusetts Health Council has been a leader in promulgating initiatives that improve the health status of the residents of Massachusetts. Just a snapshot ... to see more, view our History page:


  • Successful fight for Smoke Free Workplaces
  • Medication awareness outreach programs
  • Member of coalition that fought for and saw passage of health care reform in Massachusetts
  • 8 editions of “Common Health for the Commonwealth: Massachusetts Trends in the Preventable Determinants of Health”
  • Widespread promotion of  workplace wellness
  • Fight for better school nutrition -- passage of school nutrition bill July 2010
  • Advocating and promoting a prevention and wellness agenda for schools, workplaces, communities and government agencies
  • Advocating for support and expansion of health education in schools
  • Establishment of Prevention Caucus for Massachusetts State Legislature March 2011





Pharmacy Committee: Please join Senator Jason M. Lewis; Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health

Member Only Meeting: Health Policy Committee

95th Anniversary Annual Meeting: Omni Parker House, Rooftop Ballroom; Cocktail Reception 5:30 - 7:30

The Boston Globe
October 29, 2014
"Mixed grades for Mass. in health report"
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State House News Service
October 28, 2014
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The Boston Herald
October 28, 2014
"Report: Murder down, heroin still problem in state"
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Boston Business Journal
October 28, 2014
"State report: Opioid usage, deaths increasing"

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SouthCoast Today
October 28, 2014
"Asthma, obesity and opioid addiction remain problems locally, statewide"
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The Berkshire Eagle
October 28, 2014
"Massachusetts health report: Murder down, heroin still problem"
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October 28, 2014
"Report reveals the public health problems most prevalent in MA"
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October 28, 2014
"Violent Crime Down, Drug Deaths Up in Massachusetts
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Cape Cod Times
October 29, 2014
"Report: Overdose deaths, hepatitis C climbing steadily on Cape"
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The Patriot Ledger
October 1, 2014
"Quincy courageous in confronting addiction"
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