Saturday marked the 72nd year since the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and community groups commemorated the day by honoring World War II veterans at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke and by supporting the Honor Flight program. It was the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 when …Continue Reading Massachusetts Commemorates Pearl Harbor Day
In a very special court proceedings, Health and Human Services Secretary Polanowicz was joined by other officials in the Patrick Administration’s celebration of the 11th Annual National Adoption Day. At the Edward Brook Courthouse in Boston, Secretary Polanowicz remarked that the day not only marked …Continue Reading Massachusetts Celebrates National Adoption Day
As you prepare to join your friends and families to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to share a great experience from an event yesterday that embodies the spirit of this holiday, and the mission of our secretariat. Yesterday, I was proud to join Boston …Continue Reading A message from Secretary Polanowicz: Happy Thanksgiving!
Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced that $3.5 million in new funding for Massachusetts to improve access to health care in under-served areas, bringing primary care closer to home across the Commonwealth. The new funding will be used at six Community Health Centers serving …Continue Reading Affordable Care Act Grant Improves Access to Community Health
On Dec. 7, a community partnership will remember Pearl Harbor Day by pledging to support World War II Veterans from the Pioneer Valley on a special flight to Washington D.C. A committee of veteran organizations and community partners will be sending applications for area World …Continue Reading Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Supports Honor Flight New England
Each year, Veterans Day allows us an opportunity to both honor the brave men and women who have served on behalf of our nation, as well as to reflect on the ways we can maximize resources to provide the finest services to all generations of …Continue Reading HHS Celebrates Veterans Day
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On September 13, 2013, Paul Dietl, the Commonwealth’s Chief Human Resources Officer, signed on to the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance, on behalf of all state employees. Massachusetts is the first state to register, joining 100 businesses who have signed on to the AEDA on behalf of …Continue Reading Massachusetts is First State in the Nation to Register with the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance
By DCF Commissioner Angelo McClain For many children in the care of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), there is a need for additional support and services in order to meet their basic and life-enriching needs. Fortunately, these children have the support of the DCF …Continue Reading Providing enrichment and support to 40,000 children every day: DCF Kids Fund
The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) recently held a celebration to kick off its tenth year of successfully placing interns across the Commonwealth. MCB hosted its annual Internship Opening Ceremony at One Ashburton Place in Boston on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The ceremony …Continue Reading 2013 Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Internship Opening Ceremony: “Celebrating Ten Years”