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Keep Cool Somerville

Keep Cool Somerville CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Keep Cool Somerville PhotoVoice Project & Survey Somerville residents are taking action to protect their neighbors from the threat of climate change. As our changing climate causes increasing temperatures, our neighborhoods can expect hotter summers and more frequent and severe heat waves. Residents […]

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COVID-19 Social Media Resources

COVID-19 Social Media Resources CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Wear a Face Covering: COVID-19 Social Media A resource for Massachusetts cities and towns Encouraging residents to wear face coverings in public is essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. On this page, we’ve compiled sample social media posts and […]

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Extreme Heat Resources

Extreme Heat Resources CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Extreme Heat Resources Extreme heat can be deadly, and it disproportionately impacts communities of color and low-income residents. The COVID-19 emergency is making it harder to safely offer cooling solutions that municipalities have used for years. Many communities in Massachusetts are still determining […]

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Food Systems Data

Food Systems Data CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health Food Systems Data MAPC’s food systems database compiles Massachusetts food systems data and maps in easily accessible formats to encourage community-level understanding of local food systems, health, and demographics. Use this data to answer questions about food access in your area, map food […]

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COVID-19: Resources and MAPC’s Response

COVID-19 Work and Resources COVID-19: Resources and MAPC’s Response CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health MAPC is committed to helping local officials and other allies and stakeholders address their needs, and we are encouraging a statewide, coordinated response to this virus. MAPC stands ready to assist your community and the region during […]

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Climate Perspectives

Climate Perspectives Summary of Findings from Focus Groups with Workers in Construction, Farming, Home Health Care, and Fishing Climate change is already visible across the Metro Boston region, forcing individuals and communities to cope with increasingly severe weather, unpredictable harvests and workplace conditions, and greater risks from vector-borne and heat-related illnesses. The Climate Perspectives project […]

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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Connecting People to Services

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Connecting People to Services Best Practices, Examples, and Tips for Cities and Towns of All Sizes Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Connecting People to Services CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health April 2019 Cities and towns in Greater Boston are on the front line in addressing the impacts of […]

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(Webinar) Shared Use & Community Kitchens

Community kitchens can provide entrepreneurs and community groups a crucial link to building food businesses or running community food programs.

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Everett Community Food Assessment and Plan

Photo by Cyara Lambert Everett Community Food Assessment and Action Plan Summary The seed for Everett’s Community Food Assessment and Plan was planted in 2015, when Everett Community Growers sought to develop an action plan to guide future food system efforts in Everett and engaged MAPC and the City of Everett to make it happen. […]

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Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan

Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan The Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan establishes a vision for a food system that is socially just, environmentally resilient, and ripe with economic opportunities. About the Project Massachusetts has a rich and diverse food system – from varied agriculture, to innovative food processing facilities, to initiatives to improve the health […]

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