• "We Are All Public Health" Event Series.
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  • New Reports!
    Check out our latest reports on gender equity and youth mental health.  
  • Race and Health Equity Resource Guide
    Access a variety of resources to support your learning and growth.  
  • Advocating for Policies to Improve Health
    Where you live, work, & play has a major impact on health.  We support collective & community actions to include health in all policies so it's easier to make healthy choices.  
  • Coalition Building
    We provide expert planning, facilitation, activity tracking, evaluation, and sustainability planning services while prioritizing community ownership, capacity building, and health equity.  
  • Research and Evaluation
    We offer a broad range of research and evaluation services to help you target and measure the impact of your programs.   
  • Springfield Youth Health Data
    Want to know more about youth health in Springfield?  2023 data is now available!  
  • Join Us in Partnering for Health Equity 
    Our Vision: All people have access to what they need to lead healthy lives.  

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We Are All Public Health: Public Health Month Event Series
Public health is so much more than access to health care. It's about creating healthy places to live! This means having strong support…
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Kathleen Szegda and Victoria Hill to present at MA DPH Webinar about Community Health Equity Initiative
Join MA DPH on April 24, 2024 to learn more about the Community Health Equity Initiative data and what TA is available. PHIWM staff will be…
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"Health equity cannot be achieved without sharing power..."
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Data & Reports
Data & Reports

Data & Reports

Check out our youth and health equity reports and browse a few of our favorite data sources.

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Live Well Springfield
Live Well Springfield

Live Well Springfield

Live Well Springfield brings together over 30 organizations working together to build and sustain a culture of health in Springfield. Learn about our projects including the Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market, the Transforming Communities Initiative and the Age Friendly City project.  

 

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Climate
Climate

Climate

Join us as work with residents, City staff and other stakeholders to implement the Strong, Healthy, Just: Springfield's Climate Action & Resilience Plan.

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Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition
Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition

Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition

Working to improve the quality of life for people and communities with asthma in the Pioneer Valley, the coalition focuses on Healthy Homes, Climate Change and Healthy Schools.

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Research
Research

Research

PHIWM's Research team works to help providers, policy makers and communities target and measure the impact of their programs/initiatives.  Learn about our research assessments including the Western Massachusetts Casino Health Impact Assessment, the Springfield Health Equity Report and the Coalition of Western MA Hospitals Community Health Needs Assessments.

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Health Equity
Health Equity

Health Equity

What does health equity mean to you? Learn about our vision to create communities where everyone has access to what they need to live healthy lives.

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Health Policy
Health Policy

Health Policy

We incorporate health policy in our coalition building inititiaves in order to ensure sustainability of outcomes and iimpacts. Learn about our latest policy efforts.

 

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Coalition Building
Coalition Building

Coalition Building

Our model of collaborative leadership balances developing relationships and facilitating processes that lead to action, outcomes, and cross sector coordination.

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Events

Apr 23
The State of Gender Equity in Western MA: New Findings & Local Action
Starts: 04/23/2024 @ 1:00 pm
Ends: 04/23/2024 @ 2:00 pm
Webinar/Virtual
This webinar will share the latest findings from a recent report on gender equity in Western Massachusetts. In collaboration, the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts and the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) gathered extensive data, including listening to local communities, to create a report rich with information and insights. Come learn how women, girls, transgender, and gender-diverse residents are doing in our region. Hear about the WFWM's strategies to advance gender equity and what you can do to make a difference.
Apr 25
Advancing Climate Justice and Health Equity
Starts: 04/25/2024 @ 12:00 pm
Ends: 04/25/2024 @ 1:00 pm
Webinar/Virtual
This webinar will showcase two coalition efforts led by the Public Health Institute of Western Mass to bring together community residents and partner organizations to advance climate justice and health equity. Live Well Springfield Climate Change Health & Equity Initiative: Samantha Hamilton, Director of Community Engagement and Coalition Building, will share Live Well’s journey to successfully advocate for Community Choice Energy in Springfield. Healthy Air Network: Francheska Bermudez, Healthy Air Project Coordinator and Dr. Krystal Pollitt, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health will share about the Healthy Air Network, a network of hyperlocal air sensors measuring air quality at the neighborhood level.
Apr 25
Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationship
Starts: 04/25/2024 @ 6:00 pm
Ends: 04/25/2024 @ 8:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services located at 3 Rutland Street, Springfield, MA, 01109
This training, facilitated by Tools for Success Counseling, teaches youth what to look out for in healthy vs unhealthy relationships and friendships. It seeks to inform young people of just how common domestic violence is in our community and help make all individuals more trauma-informed. For youth in grades 6-12. This training is sponsored by the Youth Mental Health Coalition (convened by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts).
Apr 29
Intergenerational Trauma / Ask a Therapist
Starts: 04/29/2024 @ 5:30 pm
Ends: 04/29/2024 @ 7:30 pm
New North Citizen's Council - Youth Services Building 4 Birnie Ave, Springfield, MA 01107
In this training facilitated by the Behavioral Health Network, attendees will learn evidence about how many current mental health issues and needs can reside in the traumas of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents and how we can build off the work of experts in neuroscience and posttraumatic stress. This training is sponsored by the Youth Mental Health Coalition (convened by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts).
May 18
BTO Presents The Short Film "A Trouble With Change": What you thought you knew, and what you need to know about youth gambling!
Starts: 05/18/2024 @ 4:00 pm
Ends: 05/18/2024 @ 8:00 pm
Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame 1000 Hall of Fame Ave, Springfield, MA 01105
Join us on May 18 at our community event that will bring awareness about youth gambling and mental health! We will premiere the short film "A Trouble with Change," that highlights the effects of problem gambling and how it shows up in youth lives. We will also have an interactive data walk, food, DJ, games and giveaways! Best of all this event is FREE for EVERYONE!