Mar
2
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.
Jan
18
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.
Dec
26
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.
Dec
19
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.
Sep
7
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
Apr
13
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,

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Events

May 3
Housing & Zoning Policy 101: Lunch & Learn (and take action!)
Starts: 05/03/2018 @ 12:00 pm
Ends: 05/03/2018 @ 1:30 pm
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street (Large Conference Room), Springfield, MA 01104
Come learn the big picture basics of housing and zoning policy in MA and how you can take strategic actions! We’ll discuss: The types of policies that affect housing quality, quantity, and price; Pending legislation in MA that could help create more housing; Policies that can help make communities “age-friendly” and What actions you can take to support housing options in MA that most of us can afford. More details to come!
May 15
Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative
Starts: 05/15/2018 @ 1:00 am
Ends: 05/15/2018 @ 2:00 pm
City of Springfield, Office of Housing, 1600 East Columbus Avenue (Albano Meeting Room)