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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Seguridad con las ventanas Posted on Jul 19

Seguridad con las ventanas

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Debido al calor sofocante que ha estado haciendo, es común que la gente mantenga las ventanas abiertas para aliviarse un poco de las temperaturas y de   …Continue Reading Seguridad con las ventanas

Segurança com Janelas Posted on Jul 19

Segurança com Janelas

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Com a onda de calor que temos tido ultimamente, muitas pessoas mantêm as janelas de casa abertas para ajudar com o calor e a umidade. Contudo,   …Continue Reading Segurança com Janelas

Health Care Finance and Policy Symposium Series Posted on Jul 14

Health Care Finance and Policy Symposium Series

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Innovations don't need to be complicated.  For example, the Boston Globe today features the story of Dr. Dennis M. Dimitri, a family physician affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, who promotes open   …Continue Reading Health Care Finance and Policy Symposium Series

Let’s keep our cool as we stay active this summer, shall we? Posted on Jul 13

Let’s keep our cool as we stay active this summer, shall we?

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH and is trying to keep her cool this summer!  As the frizzy mess of hair on my head will tell you, it’s H-O-T and humid out!  I’ll say from   …Continue Reading Let’s keep our cool as we stay active this summer, shall we?

Work and Wellness Posted on Jul 13

This is the latest in a series of posts highlighting a chapter from the Department of Public Health’s new and comprehensive "Health of Massachusetts" report. Massachusetts workers drive our economy, from biotechnology and health care to fishing and construction. While work is fundamental to well   …Continue Reading Work and Wellness

One Step Forward Toward Full Transparency Posted on Jul 8

One Step Forward Toward Full Transparency

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Question: Why are we one step forward toward greater transparency in the Massachusetts health care delivery system?  Answer: Today, the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy adopted regulations for the All-Payer Claims   …Continue Reading One Step Forward Toward Full Transparency

It takes a village…to reduce health disparities among children and ensure their wellness Posted on Jul 8

It takes a village…to reduce health disparities among children and ensure their wellness

Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services   Improving wellness and quality of health care for every resident in the Commonwealth is a top priority for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. To that end, the Patrick-Murray Administration has   …Continue Reading It takes a village…to reduce health disparities among children and ensure their wellness

Happy National Blueberry Month! Posted on Jul 6

Happy National Blueberry Month!

  Posted by: Meghan Morse, Department of Public Health Meghan is a Nutrition Education Specialist for DPH. Did you know July is National Blueberry Month? Since the whole month is dedicated to blueberries, what a great time to remind ourselves about the health benefits, as   …Continue Reading Happy National Blueberry Month!

Air, Water, Earth, People: The Environmental Health of Massachusetts Posted on Jul 6

This is the latest in a series of posts highlighting each chapter of the "Health of Massachusetts", a comprehensive new report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Chapter eight discusses the work of the Department’s Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH). BEH is responsible for   …Continue Reading Air, Water, Earth, People: The Environmental Health of Massachusetts

Join the Discussion: Strategies to Improve Care Coordination Posted on Jul 6

Join the Discussion: Strategies to Improve Care Coordination

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Research shows that better integration of the health care delivery system is an effective tool for improving health outcomes and mitigating rising annual increases in health care costs. The key findings from a   …Continue Reading Join the Discussion: Strategies to Improve Care Coordination