Massachusetts Health Council Member Benefits
Membership in the Massachusetts Health Council provides the opportunity for networking with leading individuals and organizations in the health care field as well as prominent figures from government and the business community.
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Quarterly educational forums feature debates on significant and timely health care issues. Speakers are noted for their expertise and contribution to the development of state and national health care policy. A sampling of past forum topics includes: Right to Live, Right to Die, Who Decides?; Preventing and Controlling Obesity; Creating a Culture of Prevention for the 21st Century; The Status of Women's Health; Controlling the Rising Cost of Health Care.
Biennial Health Status Indicator Report
The Massachusetts Health Council's Common Health for the Commonwealth reflects data and trends, progress in our public health goals, and focused perspectives from experts in each field. The report measures rates of poverty, access to care, lack of education, air pollution, tobacco use, obesity, violence, suicide, alcohol use, infectious blood-borne disease; all preventable factors that affect the health status of Massachusetts residents. These guide our dialogue with policy makers, academicians, researchers, clinicians, providers and others in creating programs to support improving individual and community health. The Massachusetts Health Council is committed to continued ongoing trends measurement to track those successful programmatic or public policy changes that do improve our "common health."
Up-to-the-Minute Electronic Updates
Providing the latest information on a variety of aspects of the health care system, including legislative, news, and program updates. Information from member organizations is made available to all members to promote their activities and programs.
Annual Award Dinner
Our annual Award Dinner, held in October, honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of the health of the residents of the Commonwealth. Only Massachusetts Health Council members may nominate individuals for this award.