What we do
MAPC's Public Health Department integrates public health perspectives into our planning and policy work. Our team helps to ensure that residents throughout our region have access to open space and healthy food, that they utilize modes of transportation that encourage healthy lifestyles, live in violence-free communities with safe and clean housing, have equal access to health care services, and have limited exposure to environmental contaminants and pollution. The public health work at MAPC is guided by our regional plan, MetroFuture, recognizing the growing importance of linking health and planning.
Community Transformation Grant projects
Grants are available to implement wellness projects for municipalities in Middlesex County that are not currently receiving statewide Mass in Motion funding. Please click on the link above to find out more information.
Many of MAPC's public health projects are funded through the Middlesex County Community Transformation Grant (CTG), awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To chart progress of the CTG, see OurHealthyMass.
Health Impact Assessments (HIAs)
A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool for maximizing the positive health effects and mitigating the negative effects of a proposed project, plan, or policy. An HIA can highlight health disparities, raise awareness among decision makers and the public of potential health impacts, and provide recommendations.