March, 2nd 2018
Watch the inFocus on Channel 22 that aired Sunday, March 4th, 2018, at noon. PHIWM's Executive Director Jessica Collins spoke about PHIWM's mission and goals and discussed the Springfield 2017 youth mental health survey findings.
January, 18th 2018
On January 18, 2018, Partners for a Healthier Community formally launched its new name and brand, Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, at an event held in Robyn Newhouse Hall at the Community Music School of Springfield.
December, 26th 2017
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 be fully operational before the start of the 2019-20 school year.
December, 19th 2017
PHIWM has received one of only nine national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policies for Action Grant to study Springfield's Complete Streets policy. "Complete Streets" refer to policies that support roadways that are designed and operated for the safety of everyone using it—whether by car or bike, foot or bus. PHC and Tufts University, led by principal investigators Kathleen Szegda, PhD, MPH, MS, and Erin Hennessy, PhD, MPH, will investigate whether “Complete Streets” policies lead to changes in the built environment, the economic environment, the social environment, and health/health behaviors.
September, 7th 2017
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Mayor Sarno announced Springfield's "Strong, Healthy and Just: Climate Action and Resilience Plan". This plan came together through the participation of hundreds of residents and the hard work of community partners and the Climate Action & Resilience working group, including Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Partners for a Healthier Community, Arise for Social Justice and the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition
April, 13th 2017
PHIWM was the lead consultant working with Community Health Solutions and Pioneer Valley Planning Commision to implement Community Health Needs Assessments for the ten hospitals and insurer of the Coalition of Western Massachusetts Hospitals. The Coalition is a partnership between ten non-profit hospitals/health plan in Western Massachusetts: Baystate Medical Center, Baystate Franklin Medical Center,



Sep 13
Tap into TechSpring: The Social Services "Social"
Starts: 09/13/2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ends: 09/13/2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Public Health Institute of Western MA is excited to partner with TechSpring to bring you The Social Services "Social". At this event you'll learn the preliminary results of our regions Social Services Assessment survey and get an update on new Accountable Care Organization and their work to link with social service agencies. We are pleased that Western Massachusetts leaders have such strong interest in developing stronger connections among social services and healthcare as part of their commitment to our residents. We look forward to sharing the survey results and supporting a process to move efforts forward so everyone will have what they need to lead healthy lives.
Oct 16
Save the Date!
Starts: 10/16/2018 @ 3:00 pm
Ends: 10/16/2018 @ 5:00 pm
PHIWM is honored to have guest speaker Lauren A. Taylor, from the Harvard Business School and one of the authors of The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less, with us to present on her latest research and book.