Take Action Today for Transit Riders Across MA!
Support Regional Public Transit
Email your state representatives
Contact your State Representative  to let them know you support responsible Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Funding.  This link  will redirect you to a MASSPIRG page to send an email to your state representative.

Attend a public meeting
Attend a public meeting of the  RTA Task Force  and speak in support of adequate funding, with base level state support of $90.5 million in for Fiscal 2020.  Here's a flyer with details on scheduled public meetings.
  • Friday, March 22, 4-6PM: UMass Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, 1st Floor Campus Center, Room 168, Amherst, MA 01003

Read and comment on the draft report
Read the Draft RTA Task Force Report,   A Vision For the Future of Massachusetts' Regional Transit Authorities , and submit comments by March 29 at 5 pm.  This page  links to the report with commenting instructions.

Get your organization involved
If your organization wants to participate in advocacy for RTA riders, please contact  Angela Johnson  at T4MA or  Andrea Freeman  at the Massachusetts Public Health Association.
Desmond Tutu Public Health Awareness Lecture Series
County Health Rankings Released
How healthy is Berkshire County?

Community Health Initiative (CHI) presents: 

County Health Rankings Release Event
Join us on March 25th, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., with check-in at 12:30 p.m., at Zion Lutheron Church in Pittsfield, MA

Keynote speaker, Jessica Collins, Executive Director of the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, will present on Health Equity and concrete steps we can take to address disparities in our communities. 

Health Equity Policy Assembly
The Western MA Health Equity Network invites you to join them on April 10, 2019, for the  WMHEN Policy Assembly in partnership with the MA Public Health Association.

This is a free event but, registration is encouraged. For questions, please contact Andrea Freeman, afreeman@mapublichealth.org , 857-263-7072 x103 or Risa Silverman, risa@schoolph.umass.edu, (413) 545-2529.
March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission recognizes March 2019 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Established 15 years ago by the National Council on Problem Gambling, PGAM is a national outreach campaign designed to educate the public about problem gambling and the resources available.