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

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

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 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Posted on Oct 15

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In 1994, after four years of intense investigation and testimony, Congress concluded  that there was a pervasive problem of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking among women in the United States.  As a result,the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed.  This legislation  was the   …Continue Reading October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month Posted on Oct 6

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

This month, Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz announced an infant safe sleep campaign focused on the importance of infant safe sleep practices and promoting ways to reduce risks associated with Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), the leading cause of death among infants between   …Continue Reading October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

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