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Who we are
The Partnership for a Heart-Healthy, Stroke-Free Massachusetts is a statewide coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting optimal health by preventing and reducing heart disease and stroke, responding rapidly when heart attack or stroke occurs, and improving healthcare systems in Massachusetts.
What we do (mission statement)
The Partnership for a Heart-Healthy, Stroke-Free Massachusetts is committed to changing physical and social environments, public policies, and healthcare systems to reduce risk for heart disease and stroke.
How we do it
The Partnership for a Heart-Healthy, Stroke-Free Massachusetts accomplishes its mission by:
- connecting the work of local providers and organizations to reduce duplication and identify gaps
- facilitating the sharing of best and promising practices
- improving access to education on aspects of heart disease and stroke
- advocating for positive policy and systems change
- synthesizing and disseminating relevant information
- working to eliminate health disparities
- identifying and connecting local, state, and national resources
The Partnership publishes the Statewide Plan, which contains seven goals and Lead Partners' on-going objectives toward those goals, and an annual Progress Report of the Lead Partners' and Supporting Partners' accomplishments.
Committees get the Partnership's work done with support from the Coordinator. Interested individuals and representatives of Partner organizations are welcome to participate on committees. Members of the Executive Committee are nominated in the Spring and elected at the June annual meeting.
Executive Committee - the governing committee; oversees the work of all other committees.
Program Committee - plans the annual educational conferences in January and the annual meetings in June.
Health Promotion and Education Committee - identifies and recommends educational resources related to heart disease and stroke for dissemination to members via electronic communications including the website as well as forums other than January and June conferences.
Access and Health Disparities Committee - guides the development and implementation of systems and environmental change for populations disproportionately at risk for heart disease and stroke and their associated risk factors.
Policy and Advocacy Committee - updates members on legislative, policy, and advocacy issues; recommends legislative and policy actions for Partnership support.