Online Program

Advocacy and Organizing for the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Maddie Ribble, MPH, Massachusetts Public Health Association, Boston, MA
This presentation will describe the advocacy and organizing strategies used by the Massachusetts Public Health Association to advance the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. The presentation will include how the proposal was developed, the coalition structure, engagement of legislators and civic leaders, and communications strategies employed.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the development of the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund proposal. Describe the coalition strategy used to engage legislators and civic leaders to support the proposal. Describe communications strategies used to support the proposal.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have expertise in policy analysis, advocacy, strategy, coalition-building, and lobbying. I led MPHA’s campaign to create a $60 million Prevention and Wellness Fund, signed into law last year, and I have been instrumental in passage of legislation to improve school food, create a state food policy council, and create a strategy to support survivors of violence in health care settings.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.