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Racial Disparities in the Proximity to Vehicle Air Pollution Sources in the MAPC Region

Racial Disparities in the Proximity to Vehicle Air Pollution in the MAPC Region May 2020 Authors: Conor Gately and Tim Reardon Acknowledgments: Thanks to Scott Peterson, Ed Bromage, Jieping Li, and David Knudsen at the Boston Region MPO, and Professors Lucy Hutyra and Ian Sue Wing at Boston University, who were all instrumental in the […]

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Municipal Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Municipal Response to the Opioid Epidemic CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Public Health MAPC | Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning As communities throughout the Commonwealth grapple with the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic, municipalities have employed countless resources and implemented strategies to address the crisis. On behalf of the 15 cities and towns […]

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Healthy Community Design

Healthy Community Design CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Public Health MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration Healthy Community Design Info Bank Regional Planning Agencies influence the health of their communities. This community-of-practice website builds on a series of calls and workshops and provides resources to help Regional Planning Agencies improve public health. MAPC partnered with […]

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Vision Zero Planning

Vision Zero Planning CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Public Health MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration Vision Zero Planning …an approach to transportation safety planning that sets a target of eliminating all serious injuries and deaths due to road traffic crashes. Background Over 300 people die each year in MA from road traffic crashes. Another […]

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Healthy Food Access

Healthy Food Access CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Public Health MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS Affordable healthy food. Working farmland. Thriving food businesses. Sustainable fisheries. These are all vital to the health of communities and residents, and they’re aspects of a strong food system. Cultivating them on the local level requires […]

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Public Health

Public Health Public Health CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Public Health MAPC Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration At MAPC, we integrate public health perspectives into our work: from planning projects to data collection and analysis to policy development. MAPC is on the forefront of linking health and planning to help make our communities safe, healthy, […]

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Health Impact Assessments

Health Impact Assessments CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Public Health A Health Impact Assessment, or HIA, evaluates the potential effects policies, plans, programs, or projects will have on the health of a community, neighborhood, or other population. It also examines the distribution of effects within a population – by demographic, location, and other factors. HIAs […]

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Barry Keppard

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Heidi Stucker

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Sharon Ron

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