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Monthly Archives: May 2014

World “No Tobacco Day” Posted on May 30

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day created by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987 to highlight the fact that tobacco use is deadly and that there are effective policies that reduce consumption. This year for World No Tobacco Day,   …Continue Reading World “No Tobacco Day”

A prevenção de quedas para melhorar a segurança dos trabalhadores da construção Posted on May 29

A prevenção de quedas para melhorar a segurança dos trabalhadores da construção

Você conhece alguém que trabalhe em construção civil?  Provavelmente, sim. Mesmo que não consiga se lembrar de alguém, sua vida foi influenciada por trabalhadores em construção civil – eles constroem e consertam nossas casas, escolas, locais de trabalho, hospitais, e rodovias. Infelizmente, todos os dias   …Continue Reading A prevenção de quedas para melhorar a segurança dos trabalhadores da construção

Previniendo caídas y mejorando la seguridad de los trabajadores de la construcción Posted on May 29

Previniendo caídas y mejorando la seguridad de los trabajadores de la construcción

¿Sabía usted que la construcción es uno de los sectores más grandes de nuestra economía estatal? Lo más probable es que usted conoce a alguien que trabaja en esta área de vital importancia. E incluso si no, su vida ha sido impactada por lo que   …Continue Reading Previniendo caídas y mejorando la seguridad de los trabajadores de la construcción

Improving Construction Worker Safety by Preventing Falls Posted on May 28

Improving Construction Worker Safety by Preventing Falls

Did you know that construction is among the largest sectors in our state economy? Chances are that you probably know someone who works in this vitally important field. And even if not, your life has been has been touched by what construction workers do —   …Continue Reading Improving Construction Worker Safety by Preventing Falls

A Groundbreaking Look at the Health Needs of People with Disabilities Posted on May 27

When it comes to addressing inequities in health care services and outcomes, information truly is power. Recently the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) partnered on a groundbreaking assessment of the health needs of people with disabilities in   …Continue Reading A Groundbreaking Look at the Health Needs of People with Disabilities

Ready, Set, Grill! Posted on May 27

Ready, Set, Grill!

Ready, Set, Grill! While many folks, celebrated Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer, it certainly marks the official beginning of grilling season! Typical grill fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, mayo-rich potato or macaroni salad can be high in fat and calories. But   …Continue Reading Ready, Set, Grill!

Weekly Flu Report, May 23, 2014 Posted on May 23

Rates of flu-like illness continued their overall decline as flu season winds down in Massachusetts, according to the latest weekly flu report. This week marks the final edition of the Weekly Flu Report for the season. Here’s to a safe and fun summer, and we’ll   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 23, 2014

Un compromiso con la igualdad en la atención de salud de la comunidad LGBTQ Posted on May 20

Esta semana, hace diez años, nuestro estado se convirtió en el primero del país en otorgar licencias de matrimonio a parejas del mismo sexo. Fue un momento histórico para Massachusetts y un logro pionero en la promoción de la igualdad de derechos de las personas   …Continue Reading Un compromiso con la igualdad en la atención de salud de la comunidad LGBTQ

Don’t Forget About Summer Job Safety Posted on May 19

Don’t Forget About Summer Job Safety

The spring weather has finally arrived – and with it, thoughts of summertime. Beach days, Red Sox games, vacations. And let’s not forget, summer jobs for the Massachusetts youth out there. I still remember some of my summer (and all year round) jobs as a   …Continue Reading Don’t Forget About Summer Job Safety

A Commitment to LGBTQ Health Care Equity Posted on May 16

Ten years ago this week, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It was a historic moment for the Commonwealth and a groundbreaking achievement in the advancement of equal rights for gay, lesbian and bisexual people   …Continue Reading A Commitment to LGBTQ Health Care Equity