• Research on Complete Streets in Springfield
    PHIWM received a national RWJF grant to study Springfield's support roadways that are designed and operated for the safety of everyone using it—whether by car or bike, foot or bus.  
  • Springfield Youth Health Data
    Want to know more about youth health in Springfield?  Explore our interactive application for graphs and charts on health-related behaviors!   
  • Join Us in Partnering for Health Equity 
    Our Vision: All people have access to what they need to lead healthy lives.  
  • Supporting a Culture of Health in Springfield
    A project of Live Well Springfield, the GoFresh Mobile Market finished its 7th year bring fresh fruits and vegetables to Springfield.  
  • 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.  
  • Transforming Communities into Places of Opportunity for All
    Our model of collaborative leadership balances developing relationships and facilitating processes that lead to action, outcomes, and cross sector coordination.  
  • New Year, New Brand!
    Check out our video that introduces our new name and brand and helps us highlight what we bring to public health in the region!  

Featured News

PHIWM Featured on inFocus Sunday, March 4th
PHIWM Featured on inFocus Sunday, March 4th
Watch the inFocus on Channel 22 that aired Sunday, March 4th, 2018, at noon. PHIWM's Executive Director Jessica Collins spoke about PHIWM's…
PHC Becomes Public Health Institute of WM
PHC Becomes Public Health Institute of WM
On January 18, 2018, Partners for a Healthier Community formally launched its new name and brand, Public Health Institute of Western…
Springfield Schools to Launch Culinary and Nutrition Center
Springfield Schools to Launch Culinary and Nutrition Center
The city broke ground on the center on Dec. 13th, for a 62,000-square-foot facility to be built on Cadwell Drive in Springfield and should…

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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

May 29
Celebrate Asthma Awareness Month
Starts: 05/29/2018 @ 5:30 pm
Ends: 05/29/2018 @ 7:30 pm
Learn about efforts to improve air quality in Springfield and the Pioneer Valley through the Fresh Air Project.
Jun 2529
2018 Substance Use Disorder Studies Institute (SUDSI)
Starts: 06/25/2018
Ends: 06/29/2018
Established in 1987, Springfield College’s Substance Use Disorder Studies Institute - better known as “SUDSI” - provides an introduction into addictive behaviors, prevention, and early intervention & treatment. An academic program held annually in June, SUDSI is available for up to 30 clock hours for continuing education credits. Because the insidious problems of alcohol use disorder, substance use disorder, and other addictions have reached unprecedented heights, the goals for the SUDSI program are as follows: • To provide an introduction/primer to the addiction process and substance abuse counseling. • To educate participants in detecting potential substance problems and provide appropriate prevention and intervention measures. • To provide resources, networking, and support systems for participants within the recovery field. • To reduce the potential impact of alcoholism, substance use disorders, and addictions on the lives of young adults and their families.