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Events & Announcements

16th Annual MHC Pharmacy Public Health Symposium
Thursday, January 16, 2014
7:30 am – 4:15 pm
Waltham-Westin Hotel
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Achieving the Integration of Behavioral and Medical Health
Thursday, April 3, 2014
7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Westin Copley Place
Further information forthcoming.

MHC Health Care Resource Guide

MHC Health Fair Planning Guide MHC Health Fair Planning Guide


Common Health for the CommonwealthClick here for report

What's Happening at MHC
Projects You Should Know About

  • Youth Health Literacy Initiative, a program for developing informed, engaged younger health care consumers.
  • Multicultural Health Information Dissemination, a project to get prevention and wellness information out into communities.
  • April 2014 conference on Issues in Behavioral Health, including the integration of behavioral and medical health care.

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
  • 6  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

We're winning many public health battles… help us continue!
Please contribute.

Report from Dept. of Public Health
Decade of Mortality
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National Prevention Strategy
MA Health Council Members were invited to participate in the webcast unveiling the National Prevention Strategy. For information about the National Prevention Strategy...
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Legislation You Should Watch
Health Bill Tracking
(as of July 1, 2012)
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State Budget Tracking (from FY05-FY13)
See where we've been and where we're heading
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National Health Care Reform
Latest Info

Let's Focus on Obesity
The MHC has been tracking the rising trend in obesity since 1999 ...
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MHC in the News

Boston Business Journal
May 13, 2013
Gov. Patrick appoints Susan Servais to the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Advisory Board.
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November 13, 2012
Release of the MHC 2012 health status report brings broad media coverage.
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Boston Business Journal
August 21, 2012
MHC annual award event.
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The Boston Globe
June 12, 2012
Mass. House health care leader has personal experience with medical over-testing
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The Boston Herald
June 12, 2012
Bigby: 'Buck has to stop somewhere' on health cost oversight
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The Massachusetts Health Council is a non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization on wellness programs, obesity prevention,
school nutrition programs, healthcare reform, healthcare cost, healthcare programs, health promotion, and health status indicators.
MA Health Council authors the annual "Common Health for the Commonweath: Massachusetts Trends in the Determinants of Health."

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