Posted by: When I hear nutrition experts say that Americans consume too much sodium, my first thought is always, “I wish Dad would stop adding so much salt to his meals!” Not because it insults my mother’s cooking, but because too much sodium in …Continue Reading Salt- are you having too much?
As I mentioned in my previous entry, DHCFP’s endeavors are meant to spark discussion, create transparency, and inspire innovation. For example, we recently hosted an educational symposium on bundled payments for payers, providers, and other interested parties. With over 150 attendees, the event provided …Continue Reading Update on Recent Activities
Éste es un mensaje del Comisionado de Salud Pública de Massachusetts, John Auerbach, y la Presidenta de la Sociedad Médica de Massachusetts, Alice A. Tolbert Coombs, MD En estos precisos momentos en que usted está leyendo estas líneas, al menos en una clínica de Massachusetts hay …Continue Reading Antibióticos: Cuándo tomarlos (y cuándo no)
As RTF: Download Weekly flu report_3_10_11 As PDF: Download Weekly flu report_3_10_11 This week's flu report shows that flu-like illness continues to be reported on a widespread basis in Massachusetts. If you haven't gotten a flu vaccine yet, there's still plenty of opportunities to do …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 10, 2011
It’s full steam ahead at the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP). Last week’s successful launch of the all-payer claims database embodies one of many important initiatives that DHCFP has undertaken to further its ongoing mission to provide reliable, objective health care …Continue Reading Engaging You in 2011
Posted by Maria Gonzalez Maria is a Health Education Manager at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Para muchos de nosotros el hacernos una colonoscopía no está en nuestra lista prioridades. Pero una colonoscopía – una prueba de detección del cáncer de colon – puede …Continue Reading Prevenga el Cáncer de Colon ¡Hágase la Prueba!
For many of us, getting a colonoscopy isn’t at the top of our To Do list. But a colonoscopy— a test that screens for colon cancer— can find colon cancer before you even notice any symptoms. In fact, it may stop you from getting cancer. …Continue Reading Prevent Colon Cancer – Get Screened!
Posted by: March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is, “Eat Right with Color.” Take time this month to make sure your kids are getting the nutrients they need. Here are some tips to help you and your kids “Eat Right with …Continue Reading Color Your Meals with Fruits and Veggies
As RTF: Download Weekly_flu_report_3_3_11 As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_3_3_11 This week's flu report shows that flu-like illness in Massachusetts remained steady, at an elevated level, from the previous week. If you haven't gotten vaccinated yet, there really is no time like the present. Contact your health …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 3, 2011
This past Monday, the Division’s all-payer claims database (APCD) began collecting health care claims data from all registered payers in the Commonwealth. I am pleased to report that – to date – the APCD has registered almost 90 health care payers and third …Continue Reading Another Step Forward with APCD