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COVID-Safe Cooling Strategies

COVID-Safe Cooling Strategies CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health COVID- Safe Cooling In summer of 2020, MAPC and the Mystic River Watershed Association launched a “COVID-Safe Cooling Strategies” program with emergency funding provided by the Barr Foundation. The program provides funding and technical assistance to mitigate extreme heat impacts in seven communities […]

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Metro West Climate Equity

Metro West Climate Equity CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Metro West Climate Equity The towns of Ashland and Natick and the City of Framingham have partnered on project focused on the intersection of climate change and equity, The MetroWest Climate Equity Project.  The project will take place from Fall 2021 to […]

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Responding to Omicron

Photo from “Our New Start” by the Greater Boston Artist Collective. See more free creative COVID-19 communications resources at www.mapc.org/covid19-art. Responding to Omicron CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Responding to Omicron: Resources for Cities and Towns There are proven measures we can take to interrupt spread of COVID-19, save lives, and […]

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Training Series: Health, Housing, Energy, Equity

Health, Housing, Energy, Equity Exploring clean energy access for low- and moderate-income residents Training Series: Health, Housing, Energy, Equity CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Clean energy isn’t just a “nice-to-have” for rich people. It can reduce the burden of high energy costs and improve health outcomes for low-income residents. Join us […]

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Randolph Community Wellness Plan

Randolph Community Wellness Project Get Involved What Are We Doing? How Are We Doing It? The Plan The Data Translate: In January 2020, the Town of Randolph and MAPC published a Community Wellness Plan—an action plan for improving public health in Randolph, based on data and community feedback. Get Involved Now it’s time to put […]

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Air Quality

Air Quality CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Air Quality: MAPC Research & Projects Air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, poses a major threat to health. Much of the air pollution in Greater Boston comes from the combustion of fossil fuels used in transportation. However, they are also created by burning home […]

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Cool it with Art

Cool it with Art A How-To Guide for Tackling Rising Temperatures with Art in Our Communities Cool it with Art CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Cool It with Art: A How-To Guide for Tackling Rising Temperatures with Art in Our Communities is a guide for local governments, community-based organizations, and artists […]

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Particulate Policy

Particulate Policy CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health June 2021 Particulate Policy An argument for a regulatory approach to transportation-related ultrafine particle exposure Particulate matter (PM) pollution is the most serious environmental health risk in the world, causing more deaths than poor diet or lack of exercise. Exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) […]

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Cambridge Arts for Health

Cambridge Arts for Health MAPC’s Arts and Culture, Public Health, and Community Engagement teams are partnering with Cambridge’s Public Health Department to  use art to engage residents around the city’s Community Health Implementation Plan (CHIP). The city is partnering with artists to create creative, safe, accessible and culturally inclusive opportunities for residents to learn about […]

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Rising Temperatures and Extreme Heat in Greater Boston

Rising Temperatures and Extreme Heat in Greater Boston CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Rising Temperatures and Extreme Heat: MAPC Projects Summer temperatures in the Metro Boston area are increasing, along with extreme temperature events like heat waves (defined as days over 90 degrees). 2020 marked the hottest summer globally, with 14 […]

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