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Stand with MPHA to Demand Local Public Health Standards for Every Community!
We call on the Massachusetts Legislature to pass the Statewide Accelerated Public Health for Every Community Act (SAPHE 2.0), in order to:

*Ensure minimum public health standards for every community,
*Increase capacity and effectiveness by encouraging municipalities to share services,
*Create a uniform data collection and reporting system, and
*Establish a sustainable state funding mechanism to support local boards of health and health
departments.

We recognize that our state's decentralized approach to delivering public health services is uneven and inefficient – and puts the entire state at risk. Many small towns, In particular, lack any public health staff and rely entirely on volunteer boards of health. In addition, Massachusetts is one of the only states in the country without dedicated state funding to support local health departments.

We demand urgent action from our leaders! Now is the time to invest in creating a stronger, more equitable local public health system that will provide essential protections to ALL Massachusetts residents -- regardless of their ZIP Code.

*If you represent an organization that would like to join the SAPHE 2.0 Coalition, please click: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMko4P5zz4AMTb_DlZrhyO8x4bl8scrwcAuoQ6qHOhIPTz5w/viewform
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