Public Health

Michael works every day to fight the opioid epidemic, support mental health efforts, and improve access to health care across the city. Every Bostonian deserves to live a healthy, fulfilling life and Michael will continue to fight for expanded addiction and recovery services, mental health resources, and to support our community health centers to achieve this goal.

Michael believes rebuilding of the Long Island bridge and reopening its the addiction services facilities is central to addressing the opioid crisis in Boston. He is working with the Mayor to ensure the bridge is rebuilt.

In 2015, Michael guided the legislation banning the use of all tobacco products at all ballparks and public recreational areas. This was a critical step in fighting youth tobacco addiction.

In 2018, Michael sponsored an ordinance to provide special parking permits for in-home healthcare providers. Without these permits it is nearly impossible for the homebound to receive the medical care they need in their homes, because their healthcare providers were unable to find parking in Boston’s neighborhoods for those without a resident sticker.

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