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Natural Partners: Community Development and Community Health

October 8, 2014 – 3:11 pm |

 
 
 
 
 
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Read about MAPC’s work on the CITC HIA and view video

MAPC’s public health team is excited to announce the release of the Community Investment Tax …

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$50 Million for Active Streets Certification Program in House’s Transportation Bond Bill

January 31, 2014 – 4:12 pm |

This week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed its version of the Transportation Bond Bill and included $50 million for the Active Streets Certification Program!
MAPC has been working continuously with our partners at MPHA, T4MA, …

Investing in Healthy Neighborhoods: The Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund

December 2, 2013 – 5:24 pm |
Not only did this HIA make explicit connections between community development/TOD and health and help develop the health metrics of the HNEF, but it has also given the entire MAPC a greater awareness of how neighborhood health is affected by any plan or policy.

The way we design neighborhoods can help ­– or hurt – our health. The location of our homes and businesses, the quality of sidewalks and streets, community programs and public safety – all can influence …

Boston Green Map: Find Your Space!

July 11, 2013 – 3:48 pm |

This Sunday, July 14 we’re launching our Boston Green Map website & app at Circle the City on Avenue of the Arts. Will you join us??

Boston Green Map is a web application that allows users to locate …

MAPC grants help communities create safe walking routes to school, smoke-free housing

March 4, 2013 – 1:50 pm |
MAPC grants help communities create safe walking routes to school, smoke-free housing

In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), MAPC awarded wellness “mini-grants” to municipalities within Middlesex County that do not currently receive Mass in Motion funding from MDPH.
These grants will go towards projects …

Aqueduct trails now open to the public!

October 22, 2012 – 2:10 pm |
weston aqueduct sign

Nature lovers, walkers, bird watchers, and cyclists should rejoice today–the first piece of more than 40 miles of inactive Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) aqueduct trails were opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Weston Aqueduct in …

Helmets vs. physical activity: A public health Catch-22

October 17, 2012 – 3:12 pm |
Helmets vs. physical activity: A public health Catch-22

Will encouraging helmet use simultaneously discourage people from riding their bikes in the city? Two public health concerns – obesity and accident prevention – run the risk of being at odds with each other when it …

Project PhotoVoice @ MAPC

September 11, 2012 – 4:10 pm |
Project PhotoVoice @ MAPC

A few weeks ago, Somerville teenagers got the chance to make their voices heard through the art of photography, documenting scenes ranging from a crumbling “Brick Wall to Nothing” to the “First Breath” of a …

Get Pumped About Water: the Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill

March 22, 2012 – 3:24 pm |
Get Pumped About Water: the Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill

MAPC staff members periodically take a portion of a day to participate in a company-wide team-building exercise, with the purpose of learning something new about our region. The most recent outing took place last month …

Planning for good health: MAPC’s health impact assessment of proposed changes to the T

March 14, 2012 – 3:31 pm |
Planning for good health: MAPC’s health impact assessment of proposed changes to the T

Yesterday, MAPC released the results of our health impacts assessment of proposed MBTA fare increases and service cuts in the Healthy T for a Healthy Region (PDF) report at a State House press conference.
Just last week, Atlantic Cities …