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Health Resources in Action

Mission Statement

HRiA helps people live healthier lives and create healthy communities through prevention, health promotion, policy and research.

Vision and Impact

HRiA's vision: A world where social conditions and equitable resources foster healthy people in healthy communities.

  • Convening/Partnering
  • Fiscal/Administration Management
  • Health Communications & Social Marketing
  • Health Policy Development, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Population-Based Health Programs
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Training & Technical Assistance
Community Served:
Contact Information:
  • Health Resources in Action
    2 Boylston St., 4th Floor Boston, MA 02116
  • Steven Ridini, President
  • 617.451.0049

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Action Plan to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts

This presentation offers an overview of NNPHI member Health Resources in Action’s multi-pronged work in the opioid misuse space, including work in prevention, treatment, law enforcement, behavioral health, and systems change.This slide deck was presented by Health Resources in Action at the 2018 NatCon Annual Conference.

Definitions of Commonly Used Terms in the Opioid Crisis

NNPHI developed this brief listing of definitions in collaboration with Health Resources in Action and Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago. While its original use was to inform several state convenings related to opioid overdose prevention, it may be a helpful resource for anyone working in this topic area. media and communication

Signature Programs

Learn more about the National Network of Public Health Institute’s signature programs.

Springboard to Active Schools Data Brief: Strengthen Physical Education in Schools

This brief highlights national data to describe the state of physical education in schools in the United States and identifies key policies and practices that school districts and schools can put in place.

Springboard to Active Schools Data Brief: Keep Recess in Schools

This analysis of national data describes the state of recess in schools in the United States. The brief also identifies key policies and practices that school districts and schools can apply and implement.

Partnering with Food Service to Reduce Sodium: A Toolkit for Public Health Practitioners

Developed by NNPHI and member institute Health Resources in Action, “Partnering with Food Service to Reduce Sodium: A Toolkit for Public Health Practitioners” provides public health practitioners with a list of strategies, tools, and resources to build new and/or enhance existing partnerships with food service providers to reduce sodium in foods prepared, served, and sold. It is meant to help public health practitioners identify and engage food service providers to reduce the sodium content of food by understanding the context of food service settings as well as the language and drivers of food service providers. Case studies and success stories provide examples of stories from the field, aiming to inspire and generate ideas for implementation. Finally, tools and resources developed for public health and food service professionals are included to impart the experience and learnings of previous sodium reduction efforts.

Embracing Equity in Community Health Improvement

This paper discusses approaches for intentionally promoting an equity agenda throughout the community health improvement (CHI) process, so that scarce resources are directed to addressing the underlying factors that have led to consistently poorer health outcomes for historically marginalized groups.

2014 Annual Conference Poster: “Universal Health Insurance Access Efforts in Massachusetts: Lessons Learned…”

Brittany Chen (Health Resources in Action) examines universal health insurance access efforts across Massachusetts as well as lessons learned for public health systems across the U.S.

Universal Health Insurance Access Efforts in MA: A Case Study – Lessons Learned for Public Health Systems across the U.S.

Examines the impact of “An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care” (Chapter 58) in Massachusetts as well as the lessons that informed ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Report: Defining Healthy Communities

A systematic review of 153 organizations engaging in healthy communities work to document how they defined a healthy community.