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Go Do Good Things: A Room Dedicated to the Legacy of Former Commissioner Elmer Bartels 

Go Do Good Things: A Room Dedicated to the Legacy of Former Commissioner Elmer Bartels  posted on Dec 16

It is with great pleasure that the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) announces the newly dedicated Elmer C. Bartels Conference room. This month, the MRC dedicated a room on the second floor of our Administrative Office in Boston to the memory and spirit of former Commissioner Elmer   …Continue Reading Go Do Good Things: A Room Dedicated to the Legacy of Former Commissioner Elmer Bartels 

Honoring Sheridan Haines: 7 Years Leading  Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence

Honoring Sheridan Haines: 7 Years Leading Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence posted on Dec 12

On June 6, 2007,  Governor Deval Patrick signed Executive Order 486 establishing the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence with the goals of improving policies, legislation and responses. This month, the Commonwealth’s First Lady Diane Patrick thanked the Council’s Executive Director Sheridan Haines for   …Continue Reading Honoring Sheridan Haines: 7 Years Leading Governor’s Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence

Dept of Transitional Assistance Recognized for Excellence in Technology

Dept of Transitional Assistance Recognized for Excellence in Technology posted on Dec 8

In recognition of the successful implementation of the Department of Transitional Assistance’s (DTA) Business Process Redesign, Commissioner Stacey Monahan was recognized at the annual Massachusetts Excellence in Technology Awards for DTA’s new Business Process Redesign (BPR). The Department’s  new business model and technological advancements ensure efficient and accurate   …Continue Reading Dept of Transitional Assistance Recognized for Excellence in Technology

Secretary Polanowicz Congratulates New Americans

Secretary Polanowicz Congratulates New Americans posted on Dec 4

Remarks from Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz at the December 4, 2014 Naturalization Ceremony at Faneuil Hall. Good afternoon and congratulations on this final step in your incredible journey! I am John Polanowicz, Secretary of Massachusetts’ Health and Human Services, and it is truly   …Continue Reading Secretary Polanowicz Congratulates New Americans

HHS Secretary Polanowicz Promotes Infant Safe Sleep at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital

HHS Secretary Polanowicz Promotes Infant Safe Sleep at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital posted on Nov 19

Health and Human Services Secretary Polanowicz tours the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital Maternity Suite to promote infant safe sleep practices to reduce risks associated with Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), the leading cause of death among infants between the ages of one to 11 months and often   …Continue Reading HHS Secretary Polanowicz Promotes Infant Safe Sleep at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital

MRC Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

MRC Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) posted on Nov 13

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) was proud to participate in the  successful campaign for October National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). During the month long celebration, MRC organized and participated in a variety of events including exhibitions at local outreach and network events, career fairs, a consumer-led art   …Continue Reading MRC Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Celebrate Veterans Day 2014

Celebrate Veterans Day 2014 posted on Nov 11

The time has come again to thank our Nations’ Veterans for their service and sacrifices for our nation. The Department of Veterans’ Services and Secretary Coleman Nee are hosting the Annual Veterans’ Day ceremony tomorrow in Memorial Hall of the State House. The ceremony, which   …Continue Reading Celebrate Veterans Day 2014

Medicare Open Enrollment is Here: October 15th to December 7th!

Medicare Open Enrollment is Here: October 15th to December 7th! posted on Nov 4

Every year, the arrival of autumn brings falling leaves, cooler days and nights, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Medicare Open Enrollment. Medicare beneficiaries or prospective beneficiaries have the option of signing up for Medicare health and prescription drug benefit plans, including Medicare Advantage, during Open Enrollment.  If   …Continue Reading Medicare Open Enrollment is Here: October 15th to December 7th!

Department of Youth Services Leadership and Programs Receive National Recognition

Department of Youth Services Leadership and Programs Receive National Recognition posted on Oct 27

The Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) was nationally recognized by the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) for excellence in residential youth programming and exemplary leadership. DYS staff at the Worcester Secure Treatment, a DYS hardware residential center for boys, won the 2014  CJCA Barbara Allen-Hagen Award   …Continue Reading Department of Youth Services Leadership and Programs Receive National Recognition

Paying It Forward: The Opening of a New ‘REquipment’ Center

Paying It Forward: The Opening of a New ‘REquipment’ Center posted on Oct 23

“Paying it forward” is an old concept of doing a good deed or giving charitably to others without acclaim. It is this concept that was revitalized by the symbolic ribbon cutting of the new ‘REquipment’ Center in Worcester. The REquipment Center advances personal and professional   …Continue Reading Paying It Forward: The Opening of a New ‘REquipment’ Center