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What's Happening at MHC

Initiatives You Should Know About
  • "Mobilizing Communities to Address the Opioid Overdose Epidemic"
    report on efforts across the state to prevent and address substance use.
  • Barber Shop & Beauty Salon Health Information Project
    MHC has placed brochures in diverse communities on a variety of health conditions. The goal is to reach consumers directly with important health, prevention and wellness information that will impact individuals, families and communities.
  • Youth Health System Literacy & Empowerment
    An innovative initiative for developing informed, engaged younger health care consumers.
  • Women's Health Forum: Getting Healthy, Staying Healthy: Knowledge is Everything
    Westin Copley Place, Boston
    04/16/2015
  • 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?

2000’s

 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

 

 

Calendar

5/7/2015
Member-Only Meeting:


 
The Boston Globe
October 29, 2014
"Mixed grades for Mass. in health report"
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State House News Service
October 28, 2014
"OPIOID DEATHS, OBESITY FLAGGED AS GROWING HEALTH THREATS"
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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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WWLP-22News
October 28, 2014
"Report reveals the public health problems most prevalent in MA"
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WBSM-1420AM
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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