February 13, 2018
Thank You!
Hello Colleagues and Friends,

We were so very excited and pleased with the new branding event a few weeks ago and want to thank you for coming, cheering us on and continuing to partner with us.

We appreciate everyone’s time and positive energy and look forward to advancing coalitions, growing community based research partnerships and enhancing our region’s capacity to collect and use data in ways that informs powerful interventions that change lives for the better.  View event photos .

We’ll be in touch with our monthly e-newsletter and policy advocacy calls for action.

Best,
Jessica J. Collins
Executive Director
Public Transit Facing Serious Cuts
Regional Transit Authorities are facing an $88 million cut in funds through the proposed state FY19 budget. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) is estimating a $3.1 million deficit in their FY2019 budget that begins on July 1 st 2018. This deficit will result in a reduction in services and a 25% fare increase.

How will PVTA cuts impact you? Share your comments with PVTA!
  • Check out the interactive online map to see how you'll be impacted
  • Take an online survey
  • Attend a public meeting
  • Email PVTA directly
  • Call 413.732.6248
  • Send a letter to: Sandra Sheehan, PVTA Administrator, 2808 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01107

All public comment is due to PVTA by March 14th.
PHIWM Awarded BCBS Grant
We were recently awarded $50,000 from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation to work with the region's social and behavioral health service sectors to understand their needs and implement capacity-building strategies to respond to anticipated ACO patient referrals and clinical linkage programs.
Mental Health Youth Report
View preliminary findings from the 2017 Youth Health Survey and 2018 Springfield Health Equity Report.