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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Tuesday, March 16th Posted on Mar 16

Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Tuesday, March 16th

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Today the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy will begin its series of hearings that will bring together key health care stakeholders – health care providers, insurers, employers, consumers, and experts –   …Continue Reading Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Tuesday, March 16th

Does the Scale Motivate or Discourage You? Posted on Mar 16

Does the Scale Motivate or Discourage You?

Posted by: Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health    Kara is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH. The scale—most of the people I know have a love-hate relationship with the scale. There’s a moment of anticipation as you approach it. Will I be happy or   …Continue Reading Does the Scale Motivate or Discourage You?

Faça algo hoje para prevenir o câncer de cólon Posted on Mar 15

Faça algo hoje para prevenir o câncer de cólon

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Março é o mês da mulher, mas também é o mês nacional de conscientização sobre o câncer de cólon. Devo confessar que com tantas datas de   …Continue Reading Faça algo hoje para prevenir o câncer de cólon

Health Technologies Conference Hosted by Governor Patrick Posted on Mar 12

Health Technologies Conference Hosted by Governor Patrick

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Health information technology is a rapidly expanding field that has enormous potential to improve the quality of patient care and foster a new sector of our economy. To learn more about health information   …Continue Reading Health Technologies Conference Hosted by Governor Patrick

Patrick-Murray Administration Convenes Hearings on Health Care Costs Posted on Mar 11

MEDIA CONTACT: Paulette Song, (617) 573-1610, Paulette.Song@state.ma.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2010 ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** PATRICK-MURRAY ADMINISTRATION CONVENES HEARINGS ON HEALTH CARE COSTS Insurers, providers and industry experts to testify on rising health care costs BOSTON – As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's   …Continue Reading Patrick-Murray Administration Convenes Hearings on Health Care Costs

Weekly Flu Report: March 11, 2010 Posted on Mar 11

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report_3_11_10 (Download PDF Weekly Report 3_11_10) As you can see in this week's report, flu-like illness in the state remains uncharacteristically low for this time of year. However, as we head into Spring it is still important that everyone get their H1N1 flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: March 11, 2010

Health Care Cost Trends Hearings: The Agenda Posted on Mar 11

Health Care Cost Trends Hearings: The Agenda

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Next week, we will bring together key stakeholders from the Massachusetts health care system at a series of public hearings related to health care provider and payer costs and cost trends. Our goal   …Continue Reading Health Care Cost Trends Hearings: The Agenda

Our vision for physically active and educated youth Posted on Mar 11

Our vision for physically active and educated youth

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH What was your experience like with physical education or sports growing up? Two interesting things happened to me this week to make me ponder this question.  One was a   …Continue Reading Our vision for physically active and educated youth

La importancia de detectar el cáncer de colon lo antes posible Posted on Mar 10

La importancia de detectar el cáncer de colon lo antes posible

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Marzo es el mes nacional de concientización sobre el cáncer de colon y debo confesar que con tantas fechas de concientización, es difícil llevar la cuenta   …Continue Reading La importancia de detectar el cáncer de colon lo antes posible

You’re Invited: Health Care Cost Trend Hearings Posted on Mar 4

You’re Invited: Health Care Cost Trend Hearings

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy As other parts of the nation continue to wrestle with how to expand access to health insurance, Massachusetts – having already achieved more than 97 percent insurance coverage – is turning its focus   …Continue Reading You’re Invited: Health Care Cost Trend Hearings