August 24, 2017

The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts and Partners for a Healthier Community, Inc., invite young women ages 12 to 24 to a listening session to share about how they creatively navigate the lack of access to practical educational programs, health care, career development opportunities, or other obstacles that stand in their way to thriving in our community. Working together, we will make a...

June 22, 2017

The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative provided field training to Springfield inspectors to learn to spot health hazards inside homes, part of the Springfield Healthy Homes Project.

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April 26, 2017

Under the direction of the Green Housekeeping Program, Holyoke Public Schools will receive new cleaning products that meet green standards. 

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April 1, 2017

Earlier this year, Jessica Collins was appointed to Gov. Baker's Special Commission on Behavioral Health Promotion and Upstream Prevention.  

The Special Commission on Behavioral Health Promotion and Upstream Prevention is tasked with investigating “evidence-based practices, programs and systems to prevent behavioral health disorders and promote behavioral health across the commonwealth...

April 1, 2017

Springfield-area residents will soon take part in a Pay for Success program, first modeled in Baltimore by the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, that pays for home improvements specifically related to asthma control — mold and moisture remediation, pest control, ventilation and air quality, removal of carpeting that harbors dust and other allergens — with the goal of keeping asthma...

February 10, 2017

Joan Lowbridge-Sisley, featured in a news story on Masslive, speaks about how low-income patients can benefit from creating a new class of dental practitioners.


December 22, 2016

Here's a great article in Healthcare News about how TechSpring is finding innovation ways in connecting technology to healthcare.


November 18, 2016

The second Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016,  from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Summit will bring together practitioners and community leaders from across our four counties. We’ll work, learn, and take important steps toward greater health equity in Western MA.

Hear from  the 10-member Coalition of Western MA Hospitals/Insurer regarding...
November 9, 2016

There is no question that our funding environment is more competitive than ever. We worked with Kathleen Szegda, Director of Community Research & Evaluation at Partners for a Healthier Community, to build a workshop that will allow you to evaluate specific programming to:

Give you advantage with funders Add to your organizational credibility Clarify if the work you are doing actually...
November 9, 2016
Baystate Health Team Members Receive Award at Children’s Vision Summit

Last month, Partners for a Healthier Community received the Public Health Leadership Award and Baystate High Street Health Center Pediatrics received the Pediatric Leadership Award at the Children’s Vision Massachusetts 2016 Summit. Children’s Vision Massachusetts, raises awareness of the importance of early vision...