Autumn is upon us and that means things are active again on Beacon Hill! MPHA and our partners continue to work hard on several initiatives to advance health equity, including:
- guiding and ensuring swift implementation of the MA Food Trust,
- advancing transportation equity through organizing, advocacy and targeted communications, and
- leading the charge to make certain that social determinants of health (SDOH) are fully integrated into health care reform.
More details on this important work will be unfolding in the coming months, so stay tuned!
You can learn more about the timely, exciting opportunities for addressing SDOH through health care in Massachusetts by joining us on November 29th for the
2017 MPHA Annual Meeting
. You will want to be a part of this important conversation!
Get your ticket today!
I am also delighted to report that in August, MPHA's board voted to endorse
allowing judges to sentence parents and other caregivers to community-based programs or community supervision rather than jail or prison.
newly released report by Human Impact Partners and Families for Justice and Healing focuses on the health equity impacts of this public health approach to sentencing.
Thank you for everything that you do to advance health equity in Massachusetts.
I look forward to seeing you on November 29th!