PHIWM provides skills, expertise, and experience to create successful public health campaigns and sustainable system changes to improve health and well-being in Western MA. We build on community assets and build community capacity to positively impact social determinants of health by engaging and partnering collaboratively with communities and leading data to action strategies to champion and advocate for a public policy agenda.
Commitment to Health Equity
Ensuring health equity and challenging institutional racism are core values integrated into all of our services. PHIWM’s specialty is to work with and on behalf of communities that experience health disparities. Its efforts highlight and address structures and institutions that cause these disparities, including the destructive racial hierarchy in our society. Together with community partners and residents, PHIWM designs, tests, and implements solutions and policies that result in more equitable access to resources that impact community health.