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Monthly Archives: June 2010

FMAP Funds: Critical to Health Care & Our Economy Posted on Jun 16

FMAP Funds: Critical to Health Care & Our Economy

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Today, federal legislation that extends "FMAP" funding was delayed. Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) are used to determine the amount of "Federal matching funds" each State will receive for assistance in making payments   …Continue Reading FMAP Funds: Critical to Health Care & Our Economy

¿Qué es la rabia? Posted on Jun 15

¿Qué es la rabia?

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Para finalizar la serie de información sobre los animales y las enfermedades comunes en el verano, hoy les quiero hablar de la rabia. ¿Qué es la   …Continue Reading ¿Qué es la rabia?

O que é raiva? Posted on Jun 15

O que é raiva?

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. A fim de finalizar a série de informação sobre os animais e as doenças comuns do verão, hoje gostaria de falar sobre a raiva. O que   …Continue Reading O que é raiva?

Small Business Owners on the North Shore Feel the Effects of Rising Health Care Costs Posted on Jun 10

Small Business Owners on the North Shore Feel the Effects of Rising Health Care Costs

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Yesterday I visited the Enterprise Center at Salem State College and met with Executive Director Christine Sullivan, North Shore Alliance for Economic Development President Bill Luster, and other small-business owners and leaders from   …Continue Reading Small Business Owners on the North Shore Feel the Effects of Rising Health Care Costs

The Demise of a Family Farm Posted on Jun 10

The Demise of a Family Farm

Posted by: Meghan Morse, Department of Public Health Meghan is a Nutrition Education Specialist for DPH.   A local family farm in my community was recently sold. I am upset that the current owners are not actively farming the land. Well, I guess, it is   …Continue Reading The Demise of a Family Farm

Addressing APCD Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality Posted on Jun 9

Addressing APCD Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Buzzwords are everywhere in government.  A few years ago, "deep-dive" was the word of choice. Everyone was suggesting a deep-dive into one issue or another.  More recently, the term du jour seems to   …Continue Reading Addressing APCD Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality

Cuidado con los mosquitos Posted on Jun 8

Cuidado con los mosquitos

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Lo prometido es deuda. La semana pasada les comenté que escribiría una serie de blogs sobre algunos animalitos abundantes en el verano y las enfermedades que   …Continue Reading Cuidado con los mosquitos

Cuidado com os mosquitos Posted on Jun 8

Cuidado com os mosquitos

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Promessa é dívida. Semana passada falei que escreveria uma série de blogs sobre alguns animais abundantes no verão e as doenças que eles podem transmitir. Veja,   …Continue Reading Cuidado com os mosquitos

Massachusetts: Born and Raised Posted on Jun 3

Chapter five of the “Health of Massachusetts” looks at the health and well-being of the mothers, infants, and children of the Commonwealth. Specifically, we present information on the changing demographics of those being born in Massachusetts, statewide maternal and infant health characteristics, and the use   …Continue Reading Massachusetts: Born and Raised

Mosquitos, garrapatas y otros animalitos del verano Posted on Jun 2

Mosquitos, garrapatas y otros animalitos del verano

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Tengo la impresión de que para cada estación del año, para cada clima, tenemos una preocupación de salud diferente. En invierno hablamos de la gripe, en   …Continue Reading Mosquitos, garrapatas y otros animalitos del verano