Massachusetts Medical Society: Coalitions


Tobacco Free Mass (L-R) MMS Immediate Past President Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh, with speakers Phillip Gardiner, Dr. Valerie Yerger, and Simon McNabb, and coalition chair Dr. Lauren Smith at the MMS-hosted Tobacco Free Mass annual policy forum.

The Medical Society is committed to collaborating with key stakeholder groups in support of shared goals and objectives to advance medical knowledge and the medical profession to improve patient care and outcomes.

MMS works in coalition on an array of issues to broaden and leverage our expertise and influence, and to create lasting partnerships that will help the Medical Society generate momentum on critical health care and public health issues both large and small, including those that might otherwise be overlooked in a complex policy environment.

Tobacco Free Mass logoMMS is a founding member of Tobacco Free Mass, which advocates for funding and policies that support tobacco prevention and cessation and the reduction of exposure to secondhand smoke to reduce death and disease caused by tobacco use. Click here to learn more about MMS’ work with Tobacco Free Mass, including a recent legislative victory banning the use of flavored tobacco.

Mass Collaborative logoMMS is also a member of the Mass Collaborative, a voluntary, open organization of more than 35 payers, providers, and trade associations dedicated to reducing complex and cumbersome health care administrative processes in Massachusetts. Click here to learn more about MMS’ work with the Mass Collaborative.

Mass Health Council logoMMS is also a member of the Massachusetts Health Council, a broad group of stakeholders formed to foster a strong culture of health in Massachusetts. The MA Health Council promote policies and programs that enable healthier lifestyles, wellness, and preventative care so all people and their communities can thrive. Click here to learn more about the Massachusetts Health Council.

Additional MMS-involved coalitions include:

  • ACT Coalition
  • Prescription Drug Affordability Coalition
  • Fail First Coalition
  • tMED Coalition
  • Eldred Coalition
  • Reducing Racial Disparities in Maternal Health
  • School Nutrition Bill Coalition
  • Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care
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