The Public Health Institute of Western MA (PHIWM) is partnering with Baystate Medical Center’s Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science(BMC IHDPS) to build capacity for community engaged research through Project ACCCES: A Collaboration to Develop Capacity to Conduct Community-Engaged Research in Springfield.
PHIWM led efforts to conduct the Youth Health Survey among Springfield Public School 8th graders in 2015 and 2017.
PHIWM has received one of only nine national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policies for Action Grant to study Springfield's Complete Streets policy.
The Public Health Institute of Western MA 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 Western Massachusetts Casino Health Impact Assessment, a project funded by the Health Impact Project, is looking at the health impacts of a new casino to be located in Palmer, Springfield, or West Springfield.