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A Focus on Disparities for National Public Health Week – Infant Mortality

A Focus on Disparities for National Public Health Week – Infant Mortality posted on Apr 7

By almost every measure, Massachusetts is one of the healthiest states in the nation. In fact, the United Health Foundation’s Health Rankings Report recently ranked Massachusetts the second healthiest state, behind only Hawaii. Among the findings, we ranked #1 in Senior Health and #1 in Women   …Continue Reading A Focus on Disparities for National Public Health Week – Infant Mortality

A First-Hand Look at Mosquito Surveillance

A First-Hand Look at Mosquito Surveillance posted on Jul 28

Each summer, the Department of Public Health works closely with local and regional partners to protect Massachusetts residents against the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) – two serious diseases which are spread though the bite of an infected mosquito.   …Continue Reading A First-Hand Look at Mosquito Surveillance