What we do
The public health work at MAPC is guided by MetroFuture, recognizing the growing importance of linking health and planning. The team integrates public health perspectives in MAPC’s planning and policy work, helping to ensure that residents throughout our region have access to open space and healthy food; 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.
Community Transformation Grant projects
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). The grant funds projects in the following program areas:
Safe and Healthy Environments
- Shannon Grant community safety initiative
- Safe Routes to School
Clinical Healthy services
Health Impact Assessments (HIAs)
A Healthy 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.
- A Healthy T for a Healthy Region
A health impacts assessment of proposed MBTA service cuts and fare increase
For more information contact Public Health Manager Barry Keppard at 617-933-0750 or email@example.com.