The Massachusetts Partnership for Healthy Communities is funded by the Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.
Partnership services include:
Partnership Development: MPHC Convenes, builds, and supports statewide collaborations to support local healthy community initiatives. It provides consultation to communities coming together to improve quality of life (health and safety).
Resource Development and Support: MPHC collects best practices and learnings for documentation, reporting, article publication and dissemination; coordinates and supports a statewide Resource System and Information technology; and manages electronic communication support on the web and listserv.
The Partnership organizes the annual Massachusetts Forum for Creating Healthier Communities, an opportunity for community teams and individuals to participate in:
- Training for leaders and activists on topics as varied as leadership, developing coalitions, communication skills building, diversity, and using data to assess your community's health.
- Expert Clinics that offer community leaders opportunities to examine, practice and
improve specific initiatives.
- A statewide Mentoring Program that recruits mentors from existing healthy communities initiatives and trains them to effectively share wisdom and experience with other communities.
- Customized training & technical assistance that provides participants with training and technical assistance need to help prioritize health issues, develop community partnerships, find and use data, plan new initiatives, and evaluate and communicate progress.
Massachusetts Partnership for Healthy Communities
95 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02166
This information is provided by the Office of Healthy Communities within the Department of Public Health.