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Massachusetts State Priorities 2020-2025

Massachusetts Title V Priorities 2020-2025
  • Substance use prevention: Prevent the use of substances, including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and opioids, among youth and pregnant women.
  • Mental health and emotional well-being: Strengthen the capacity of the health system to promote mental health and emotional well-being.
  • Nutrition and physical activity: Foster healthy nutrition and physical activity through equitable system and policy improvements.
  • Health transition: Support effective health-related transition to adulthood for adolescents with special health needs.
  • Sexual and reproductive health: Promote equitable access to sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services.
  • Maternal mortality and morbidity: Reduce rates of and eliminate inequities in maternal morbidity and mortality.
  • Racism: Eliminate institutional and structural racism in internal DPH programs, policies, and practices to improve maternal and child health.
  • Social determinants of health: Eliminate health inequities caused by unjust social, economic, and environmental systems, policies and practices.
  • Healing and trauma: Support equitable healing centered systems and approaches to mitigate the effects of trauma, including racial, historical, structural, community, family, and childhood trauma.
  • Family, father, and youth engagement: Engage families, fathers and youth with diverse life experiences through shared power and leadership to improve MCH services.
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