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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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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Information Sharing Toolkit

This Metro Mayors Coalition (MMC) initiative is the result of recommendations from the 2017 MMC Opioid Forum. Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Information Sharing Toolkit CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health A major challenge in providing care and ongoing support for people with opioid use disorders is effectively and legally sharing information. Individuals […]

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Everett Earthworks Sculptural Garden

Everett Earthworks Sculptural Garden CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Public Health MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning Art, Environmental and Public Health Initiative Everett Earthworks Sculptural Garden Project Background This project is a collaboration between the City of Everett, Everett Community Growers (ECG), and the Arts & Culture, Environment, and Public Health […]

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Massachusetts Food Access Index

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Hubway

Project background Hubway is a public bicycle sharing system with stations throughout Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline. The system is designed to provide a convenient form of active public transportation by providing access to bicycles for short trips and improving connections to transit. Hubway launched in Boston on July 28, 2011, with 61 stations and […]

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Sustainable Agriculture: Municipal Food System Toolkit

Project Background What is a food system? At what scale does it operate? How can I improve my local food system? The Municipal Food System Toolkit for MAPC Communities was created by CLF Ventures (CLFV), Conservation Law Foundation’s consulting affiliate, in partnership with MAPC, to answer these types of questions and provide resources for municipalities to […]

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Community Health Needs Assessments in the MAPC Region

Community Health Community health assessments (CHAs) are becoming more and more ubiquitous.  Most prominently, the IRS now mandates that tax-exempt hospitals perform community health needs assessments every three years. Similarly, through a program launched in 2011, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) requires CHAs for public health departments seeking national accreditation. Not only are CHAs […]

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