This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations related to the scope of practice for Limited Services Clinics, and an informational presentation on health informatics from a senior-level DPH analyst. First, Associate Commissioner Madeleine Biondolillo provided …Continue Reading Highlights of the December 11th Public Health Council Meeting
En 1963, Massachusetts se convirtió en el primer estado de la nación en ordenar la prueba de detección para recién nacidos en todo el estado para promover la importancia de la detección temprana y el tratamiento de enfermedades poco comunes que pueden amenazar la salud …Continue Reading Pruebas de detección para recién nacidos: Una historia de éxito en Massachusetts durante 50 años
In 1963, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to mandate statewide newborn screening to promote early detection and treatment of rare disorders that can threaten the health and development of newborns. At a State House ceremony yesterday, I was delighted to join Executive …Continue Reading Newborn Screening: A Massachusetts Success Story for 50 Years
While the winter season may bring cold and frosty weather, there is no reason to stay indoors until the spring. Truthfully, winter is a great time to enjoy outdoor fun. The snow does more than just make everything sparkle… it creates many options for activities …Continue Reading Wintertime Entertainment
This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness have increased since last week, which is in keeping with how flu season typically tends to develop in this part of the country. We likely won’t see the season peak until we’re into February or even March, …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 6, 2013
La temporada de gripe está aquí y la mejor manera de protegerse contra la influenza es vacunándose. Esto es cierto incluso si se vacunó el año pasado. Los expertos en salud de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas …Continue Reading La temporada de gripe ha llegado – ¡Vacúnese!
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“The world breaks everyone and afterwards, many are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway How do culture, values, and beliefs influence our responses to mental health and suicidality? How do people heal from traumatic events? How can we promote resiliency among immigrants and …Continue Reading It Takes a Village: Second Conference in Series Builds Support for New Bostonians
As public officials and health care stakeholders across the United States worry about the health care system and its escalating costs, Massachusetts is working to find ways to prevent those costs from occurring in the first place. With the establishment of the Prevention and Wellness …Continue Reading The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund: Working to Control Health Care Costs in MA
In 2010 the Massachusetts Health Workforce Center, in collaboration with the Primary Care Office, the Division of Health Professions Licensure, and other key stakeholders launched the Health Workforce Data Collection Initiative. The Initiative responds to a growing need for a comprehensive and data-driven picture of …Continue Reading New Insights into the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce