Registration now open for the Western MA Health Equity Summit

July 7, 2014

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the first-ever Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit on Thursday, October 2, 2014. The Summit will bring together practitioners and community leaders from across our four counties. Participants will work, learn, and take important steps toward greater health equity in Western MA. Come individually or as part of a team from your community; be a bridge-builder and invite those who may not yet see their link to health equity.

Summit organizers include representatives from:

  • Baystate Health
  • City of Springfield’s Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mason Square Task Force
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Massachusetts Public Health Association
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
  • ...and many more
Amanda Navarro, PolicyLink

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION is open until August 15th.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Amanda Navarro, Associate Director, PolicyLink. A leading health disparities analyst and former researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ms. Navarro works with funders and other institutions to improve access to healthy eating and active living.

Free and low-cost group transportation options will be available throughout the region.

For more information, visit the Summit website or contact Risa Silverman at the UMass Amherst Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at:

Phone: 413-545-2529

Please register for the conference here.