Online Program

Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund: Legislative Strategy

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Representative Jason Lewis, Massachusetts House of Representatives, Boston, MA
This presentation will describe strategy and tactics used to advance the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund through the Massachusetts legislature, including the roles of the legislative sponsors, legislative leadership, and advocacy groups. The presentation will include a discussion about the messaging and communications used to engage each of these audiences.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe legislative strategy and tactics used to pass the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. Explain the messaging and communications approaches used to engage a variety of stakeholder in the campaign.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing Winchester and Stoneham. I serve as Vice Chair of the Committee on Public Health and Chair of the Prevention for Health Caucus, along with Senator Harriette Chandler. Together with Sen. Chandler, I was the lead sponsor on legislation that created the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund.
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.