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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Burlington Employers Engage in Health Care Costs Discussion Posted on Jun 30

Burlington Employers Engage in Health Care Costs Discussion

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy In a recent post, I shared the stories of employers from the North Shore area and their challenges in providing affordable health insurance coverage to their employees.  Yesterday I visited employers in Burlington   …Continue Reading Burlington Employers Engage in Health Care Costs Discussion

El uso del alcohol entre los jóvenes latinos Posted on Jun 30

El uso del alcohol entre los jóvenes latinos

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Según los resultados de una encuesta que el Estado lleva a cabo todos los años en las escuelas de Massachusetts, uno de cada cinco niños hispanos   …Continue Reading El uso del alcohol entre los jóvenes latinos

Chronic Disease in Massachusetts: The Big Picture Posted on Jun 30

Chapter seven of “The Health of Massachusetts” highlights the work of the Department’s Bureau of Community Health Access and Promotion. The bureau is primarily responsible for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.   Numerous factors contribute to   …Continue Reading Chronic Disease in Massachusetts: The Big Picture

Improving services to Health and Human Services clients through HHS Centers Posted on Jun 29

Improving services to Health and Human Services clients through HHS Centers

Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services   It’s an exciting day for HHS staff in Hyannis and for the entire Office of Health and Human Services.  Earlier today, I attended the official grand opening of the Hyannis Health and Human   …Continue Reading Improving services to Health and Human Services clients through HHS Centers

“50+ Report” Posted on Jun 28

“50+ Report”

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy As you may know, Massachusetts employers continue to be national leaders in providing health insurance to their workers. According to our 2009 Massachusetts Employer Survey, 76% of Massachusetts employers offer health insurance to   …Continue Reading “50+ Report”

Em Boston e Brockton continua a luta contra a obesidade Posted on Jun 24

Em Boston e Brockton continua a luta contra a obesidade

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. O governo do Estado anunciou a semana passada que foram concedidas verbas no total de $85.000 dólares às cidades de Boston e Brockton para continuar a   …Continue Reading Em Boston e Brockton continua a luta contra a obesidade

Boston y Brockton continúan su batalla contra la obesidad Posted on Jun 23

Boston y Brockton continúan su batalla contra la obesidad

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. El gobierno del Estado anunció la semana pasada que ha concedido $85.000 dólares a las ciudades de Boston y Brockton para continuar su batalla contra la   …Continue Reading Boston y Brockton continúan su batalla contra la obesidad

Consumers Can Play a Role in Transforming the Health Care Delivery System Posted on Jun 22

Consumers Can Play a Role in Transforming the Health Care Delivery System

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy I spend a lot of time talking about the Massachusetts health care delivery system, mostly to researchers, legislators, employers, advocates, and the like, but rarely do I have the opportunity to speak directly   …Continue Reading Consumers Can Play a Role in Transforming the Health Care Delivery System

Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture! Posted on Jun 22

Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture!

Posted by: Meghan Morse, Department of Public Health Meghan is a Nutrition Education Specialist for DPH. With all the benefits of eating locally grown foods, I’ve been looking to do more than just give lip-service to the trend. I really wanted to commit myself to   …Continue Reading Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture!

On the Trail of Infectious Disease Posted on Jun 21

Chapter six of "The Health of Massachusetts" explores the work of the Department’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response and Services. The bureau is responsible for preventing, observing, and controlling more than 90 infectious diseases and conditions across the state including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Lyme disease,   …Continue Reading On the Trail of Infectious Disease