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November 18, 2016

The second Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016,  from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Summit will bring together practitioners and community leaders from across our four counties. We’ll work, learn, and take important steps toward greater health equity in Western MA.

Hear from  the 10-member Coalition of Western MA Hospitals/Insurer regarding...
November 9, 2016

There is no question that our funding environment is more competitive than ever. We worked with Kathleen Szegda, Director of Community Research & Evaluation at Partners for a Healthier Community, to build a workshop that will allow you to evaluate specific programming to:

Give you advantage with funders Add to your organizational credibility Clarify if the work you are doing actually...
November 9, 2016
Baystate Health Team Members Receive Award at Children’s Vision Summit

Last month, Partners for a Healthier Community received the Public Health Leadership Award and Baystate High Street Health Center Pediatrics received the Pediatric Leadership Award at the Children’s Vision Massachusetts 2016 Summit. Children’s Vision Massachusetts, raises awareness of the importance of early vision...

November 8, 2016

Live Well Springfield is hosting a free event to discuss the nutrition and obesity trends with Dr. Christina Economos, co-founder and Director of ChildObesity180. For more information about this event click here. 

November 7, 2016

JOIN US for a free half-day Health Impact Assessment (HIA) workshop designed to introduce attendees from all sectors to:

•The goals and process of HIA

•Examples of Massachusetts HIA case studies and their impacts, and

•Through small group exercises, identify topics that could be the subject of an HIA.

HIA is an assessment method that uses data, research and input...

October 24, 2016

Children's Vision Massachusetts invites you to learn with educators, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, pediatricians, nurses, parents, legislators, and public health professionals to this free event! For more information about this event click here. 

October 12, 2016

The Board of Partners for a Healthier Community released a letter today to communicate their concern and intolerance of hateful and racist discourse that has been more public in the nation’s media.  We hope that you will share our statement of "What We Stand For" as a means of rejecting hurtful speech, inviting others to stand with us in stating that hateful rhetoric should not be tolerated,...

June 16, 2016

The Office of Attorney General Maura Healey will be hosting an "Energy and Environment Public Listening Session" on Thursday, June 16 in Springfield.  This session will be devoted to hearing directly from residents about a range of issues, including: drinking water quality, childhood asthma, lead paint, toxic chemicals in the environment, energy costs and more.

This event is free and...

April 7, 2016

A new report highlights how 8th graders in Springfield view their own health.  Partners for a Healthier Community in collaboration with the Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, Gandara Mental Health Center, Stop Access Springfield Coalition, Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Drug Free Coalition implemented the Youth Health Survey to eighth...