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

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

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

What should you know about the Zika virus? Posted on Mar 2

What should you know about the Zika virus?

The Zika virus has received wide attention over the past several months. Although Zika is present in the United States, with more than 100 confirmed cases, most people who get the virus do not get sick.  In New England, there are three confirmed cases of   …Continue Reading What should you know about the Zika virus?

DPH Commissioner Bharel recognized for her work to provide health care to the state’s most vulnerable residents Posted on Nov 6

DPH Commissioner Bharel  recognized for her work to provide health care to the state’s most vulnerable residents

For two decades, Dr. Bharel has worked to improve the lives of vulnerable populations in Boston. Now, in her capacity as Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH), she is expanding her reach to develop and implement reforms that will impact residents across the   …Continue Reading DPH Commissioner Bharel recognized for her work to provide health care to the state’s most vulnerable residents