Mass in Motion Action institute

Leaders from the Mass in Motion initiative in Southeastern Massachusetts communities met for the first Action Institute held in Hyannis, MA. The program provided an opportunity to share information from federal and state leaders on the new Community Transformation grants and to develop multi-sector teams to work on policy, systems and environmental change approaches. The program began with a presentation on ways of developing a healthy equity framework for Mass In Motion work by Amanda Navarro, Associate Director of PolicyLiink, Other speakers included Mark Fenton of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University talking about the effect of the built environment and Chris Banthin of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University talking about smoke-free housing. The program offered several opportunities for teams to discuss way of implementing the ideas presented by the speakers. (Originally posted by d.weed,