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Public Meeting: Workplace Violence Prevention and Crisis Response Plan Posted on Aug 29

Public Meeting: Workplace Violence Prevention and Crisis Response Plan

Public Meeting Workplace Violence Prevention and Crisis Response Plan – Regulation Date:                 September 29, 2014 Time:                10:00 AM Location:          Worcester Public Library     Main Library, Saxe Room   …Continue Reading Public Meeting: Workplace Violence Prevention and Crisis Response Plan

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day Posted on Aug 26

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

The first women’s rights convention was held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York.  It took grassroots organizing, activism and 72 more years for the 19th Amendment to pass in the US Congress giving women the right to vote.  In 1971 Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY)   …Continue Reading Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

10 Years of Marriage Equality: A Continuing Commitment Posted on May 16

10 Years of Marriage Equality: A Continuing Commitment

Ten years ago this week, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Today we are joined by 17 states plus DC in acknowledging and codifying the right to marriage equality under the law. It was a   …Continue Reading 10 Years of Marriage Equality: A Continuing Commitment

My Fellowship with EOHHS Posted on May 7

My Fellowship with EOHHS

Today is my last day as the Communications Fellow here at the Executive Office for Health and Human Services (HHS).  As a graduate student earning my Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Tufts University, this experience has been incredible to say the least. I came   …Continue Reading My Fellowship with EOHHS

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr: Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question Posted on Jan 20

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist for civil rights and often spoke about strengthening the community by alleviating poverty, ending racism, and creating a mutual understanding and love between people. Since MLK Day was established, it has been an initiative to give back   …Continue Reading Honoring Martin Luther King Jr: Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question

Manu Tandon, HHS CIO, Named to Computerworld Premier 100 Posted on Jan 5

Manu Tandon, HHS CIO, Named to Computerworld Premier 100

Manu Tandon, Secretariat Chief Information Officer at the Executive office of Health and Human services, was named one of the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders of the World. The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact   …Continue Reading Manu Tandon, HHS CIO, Named to Computerworld Premier 100

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Workplace Violence Prevention Regulation Posted on Jan 2

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Workplace Violence Prevention Regulation

Public Hearing Workplace Violence Prevention and Crisis Response Plan – Regulation Date:                   January 13, 2014 Time:                  10:00 AM Location:            State Transportation Building       …Continue Reading PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Workplace Violence Prevention Regulation

Strengthening Support Services and Empowering Integrated Care Posted on Nov 6

Strengthening Support Services and Empowering Integrated Care

Remarks by Secretary Polanowicz to 38th Annual Providers’ Council Convention & Expo: Champions for Change  Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting not only me to speak with you all today, but many of my Assistant Secretaries and Commissioners. I am confident that throughout the panels today, you   …Continue Reading Strengthening Support Services and Empowering Integrated Care

Health IT for Better Patient Care Posted on Oct 24

Health IT for Better Patient Care

  Remarks by Secretary Polanowicz: Health IT eHealth Collaboration for Better Patient Care Good morning. Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today, and to join my esteemed panelists. I would especially like to thank Senate President Therese Murray for her kind invitation. She   …Continue Reading Health IT for Better Patient Care

Together We’re Ready: Emergency Preparedness Month Posted on Sep 6

Together We’re Ready: Emergency Preparedness Month

Being prepared takes more than any one single action; it’s the result of many collective actions that lead to preparedness. Similar to other ‘I should do things,’ when facing a demanding task many of us choose to do nothing at all with an excuse that   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Emergency Preparedness Month