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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Highlights from the October 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Oct 13

Highlights from the October 12th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Today’s meeting featured discussions on a wide variety of topics, including proposed regulations related to HIV case reporting, inspections of school cafeteria kitchens, and the licensure of substance abuse treatment   …Continue Reading Highlights from the October 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Got Diabetes? Get Vaccinated Against the Flu! Posted on Oct 13

Got Diabetes? Get Vaccinated Against the Flu!

 Posted by Donna Lazorik, RN, MS. Donna is the Immunization Coordinator in the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Whether it’s type 1 or type 2, well-managed or uncontrolled – diabetes and the flu don’t mix well. When people   …Continue Reading Got Diabetes? Get Vaccinated Against the Flu!

¡Vacuna Contra la Gripe Para todos! Posted on Oct 11

¡Vacuna Contra la Gripe Para todos!

 Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department A medida que la temporada de gripe se aproxima, es posible que muchas organizaciones de tu comunidad estén buscando recursos para llevar la vacuna de la gripe   …Continue Reading ¡Vacuna Contra la Gripe Para todos!

Compare Labels, Choose Less Sodium Posted on Oct 11

Compare Labels, Choose Less Sodium

Posted by Susan Svencer, MPH Susan is a Sodium Reduction Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health       For most of my life, I prided myself on being light with the salt shaker. It wasn’t until I started to learn more about   …Continue Reading Compare Labels, Choose Less Sodium

Más Que Palabras: Cómo Ayudar a los Jóvenes a Hacer la Transición a la Edad Adulta Posted on Oct 7

Más Que Palabras: Cómo Ayudar a los Jóvenes a Hacer la Transición a la Edad Adulta

  Éste es el tercero de una serie de blogs que son el producto del trabajo de cinco becarios de Programa de Prevención de la Violencia Juvenil del Departamento de Salud Pública. Sus nombres (de izquierda a derecha) son Sanjay Raju, Lisandra Carranza, Amy Nwaobasi,   …Continue Reading Más Que Palabras: Cómo Ayudar a los Jóvenes a Hacer la Transición a la Edad Adulta

More Than Words, Indeed: Helping Teens Transition to Adults Posted on Oct 5

More Than Words, Indeed: Helping Teens Transition to Adults

  This is the third in a series of guest posts researched and written by five summer interns with the DPH Youth Violence Prevention Program. Their names are (l to r) Sanjay Raju, Lisandra Carranza, Amy Nwaobasi, Joseph Fox, and Imani Cosby.   When first walking   …Continue Reading More Than Words, Indeed: Helping Teens Transition to Adults

14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Beginning Posted on Oct 5

14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Beginning

  Posted by Rachel Tanenhaus, MPH Rachel is a Program Coordinator for the Healthy Aging and Disability Unit at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.     People with disabilities are much less likely to be active than people without disabilities – and I’ll be   …Continue Reading 14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Beginning

Make way for Safe Routes to School! Posted on Oct 3

Make way for Safe Routes to School!

Submitted by Ben Hammer, Safe Routes to School Statewide Coordinator. The Safe Routes to School Program is a service of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and will be celebrating International Walk to  School Day on Wednesday, October 5.     When I first heard about,   …Continue Reading Make way for Safe Routes to School!