Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit

Working Together to Achieve More Health Equity in
Western Massachusetts Communities


The SPHHS is leading a coalition of public health leaders organizing the first-ever Western MA Health Equity Summit for October 2, 2014. The summit will bring local practitioners and community leaders together to take steps to achieve more health equity in western Massachusetts by working, learning and taking action together. It will be geared toward a wide range of practitioners, professionals, young adults and community leaders. We are inspired by a vision of health equity in which residents of the four western counties are able to achieve full health because unjust and avoidable obstacles have been replaced with equitable health policies and practices. Our vision is to chart a path towards more equity in all aspects of health for our residents. The summit will allow attendees to take back information and work in their own communities, as well as join in a network to address regional issues to make positive and lasting change.

For more information contact the Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach at (413)-545-2529, email: risa@schoolph.umass.edu.