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The Department of Youth Services (DYS) celebrates teens using artwork for positive change Posted on Mar 2

On February 28th, the Department of Youth Services (DYS) hosted a reception at the Boston federal courthouse to showcase the works of a unique group of artists. The artists are children that have been involved with DYS, the state juvenile justice agency. The theme of   …Continue Reading The Department of Youth Services (DYS) celebrates teens using artwork for positive change

Options Counseling opens doors for seniors and individuals with disabilities Posted on Dec 9

By Assistant Secretary for Elder Affairs Ruth Palombo Options Counseling is a gateway for many Massachusetts elders and people living with disabilities to receive community supports and services.  Launched throughout the Commonwealth in 2010, Options Counseling provides residents with objective information about long-term services and   …Continue Reading Options Counseling opens doors for seniors and individuals with disabilities

Honoring Veterans each and every day in the Commonwealth Posted on Nov 10

Honoring Veterans each and every day in the Commonwealth

By DVS Secretary Coleman Nee All of us at the Department of Veterans’ Services can sense excitement around this year’s Veterans’ Day (even beyond the fact that since it falls on a Friday it means a long weekend!).  First, it is significant because of the   …Continue Reading Honoring Veterans each and every day in the Commonwealth

Health resource planning and payment reform: taking steps to improve quality and control the costs of health care Posted on Jul 8

Health resource planning and payment reform: taking steps to improve quality and control the costs of health care

By DPH Commissioner John Auerbach Here in Massachusetts, we’re fortunate to have access to some of the best health care in the world, and more and more people have access to care due to the success of health care reform.  But the cost of health   …Continue Reading Health resource planning and payment reform: taking steps to improve quality and control the costs of health care

With malice toward none and gratitude to many Posted on May 27

With malice toward none and gratitude to many

By DVS Secretary Coleman Nee With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care   …Continue Reading With malice toward none and gratitude to many

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The Executive Office of Health and Human Services Blog Comment Terms  Purpose of this Blog The purpose of this blog is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue between the public and employees of the agencies overseen by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services as   …Continue Reading Comment Policy