Our Work

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.

Our Services

We support community, governmental and private sector stakeholders to address health challenges facing our communities.
We implement community-based research and assessments to understand gaps, needs and best practices. We apply best practices for program evaluation to enhance the impact of and to understand efficacy of programs and community-based initiatives.
We proactively advocate for structural change informed by community voice and needs, research, and evaluation that will sustain necessary systems that result in healthier and more equitable communities.