Awards & Honors

 Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services—Department of Mental Health​

Certificate of Appreciation

February 11, 2016

In grateful acknowledgement of her legislative leadership for adults and children with mental illnesses and their families. ​​

Mental Health Legal

Advisors Committee 

Certificate of Appreciation

April 15, 2015

For contributions to the civil rights of persons with mental health challenges, in particular passed “Right to Fresh Air” legislation.

The Welcome Project

Suzanne Sanker Founder’s Award


In recognition of Representative's Provost outstanding leadership for bolstering the collective power of Somerville area immigrants.


Massachusetts YouthBuild

YouthBuild Champion Award

February 7, 2012

For her dedicated support of YouthBuild Students and Programs.

Centro Presente

Special Recognition

For her outstanding support to the immigrant community in its struggle against S-Comm (a federal immigration enforcement program).

 Harvard Kennedy School—Rappaport Institute for

Greater Boston

 Certificate of Appreciation

July 29, 2015

For encouraging public service by hosting Lindsay Woodson, a 2015 Rappaport Public Policy Summer Fellow. 



Legislative Champion Award

April 2, 2015

In recognition of her role as an advocate for high quality, comprehensive, community-based care for older adults across the Commonwealth


 Golden Shoe Award


For being a walking promoter and a legislator who puts her legislation where her feet are.

Massachusetts Community College

MCCC Legislative Award


For being a friend of the Community Colleges.

Progressive Democrats of Somerville

Certificate of Appreciation

November 28, 2006

In gratitude for her distinguished service on the Somerville Board of Aldermen and her tireless efforts on behalf of Somerville residents.

Equal Justice Coalition

Supporter of Justice

In appreciation of her unwavering commitment to civil legal aid and justice for all.

Health Care For All and Patient & Family Advisory Councils

Plaque of Appreciation

In deep appreciation for her leadership in improving health care and advancing Patient and Family Advisory Councils in Massachusetts.

Caspar, Inc.

Heart in Hand Award

November 30, 2007

For restoring daytime shelter services.

Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

Public Leader Award

October 28, 2010

In recognition of her tireless efforts to ensure that all workers can go to work and return home with their lives, limbs, and health intact.

Somerville Board of Aldermen


In recognition of her tireless advocacy and distinguished service to the entire City.


Global Warming Leadership Award

May 9, 2006

To honor her leadership and advocacy in working to pass the Global Warming Bill and addressing the most significant environmental threat of the 21st century.

Harvard Kennedy School—Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Certificate of Appreciation

July 30, 2013

For encouraging public service by hosting Lindsay Woodson, a 2013 Radcliffe/Rappaport Doctoral Summer Fellow.