October, 9th 2018
Join the Public Health Institute of Western MA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation for an engaging public health discussion on: the link between health care and social services spending, opportunities and policy options for better addressing the social determinants of health, and views from health care and social services.
August, 30th 2018
RSVP HERE to learn how Western Mass is leading the way to strengthen the connections between social services and healthcare, and is committed to ensuring everyone has what they need to lead healthy lives
August, 27th 2018
Springfield Healthy Home Asthma Program will expand to serve 150 families in Springfield.
August, 27th 2018
The Go Fresh Mobile Market is open for business! Check out their 14 locations across Springfield for fresh fruit and vegetables provided locally by our community growers!
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,