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Celebrating a Proud Partnership between the Massachusetts Legislature and the Patrick Administration

Celebrating a Proud Partnership between the Massachusetts Legislature and the Patrick Administration posted on Oct 9

With the end of the 188th General Court’s formal legislative session on Beacon Hill, now is the time to look back and recognize the incredible legislative progress Massachusetts has made in the past two years in promoting public health in cities and towns across the   …Continue Reading Celebrating a Proud Partnership between the Massachusetts Legislature and the Patrick Administration

A Community Partnership to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults

A Community Partnership to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults posted on Sep 24

Each year in the United States, one out of every three adults age 65 and over experiences a fall. And in Massachusetts, every 13 minutes (on average) an older adult requires treatment in an emergency room for fall-related injuries. The human toll of these injuries   …Continue Reading A Community Partnership to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults

Partnering with the Legislature to Prevent Suicides and Save Lives posted on Sep 17

Governor Patrick recently signed into law An Act Relative to the Reduction of Gun Violence, reforming the state’s gun lawsin an effort to reduce gun violence and create safer and healthier communities across the Commonwealth. These newly enacted provisions are focused on four key areas:   …Continue Reading Partnering with the Legislature to Prevent Suicides and Save Lives

¡Celebramos el 40º Aniversario de WIC!

¡Celebramos el 40º Aniversario de WIC! posted on Sep 8

La semana pasada tuve el placer de celebrar con el Programa de Nutrición de Mujeres, Infantes y Niños (WIC) de Massachusetts su 40º Aniversario con un evento de gala en la Casa Estatal. Así que no hay mejor tiempo que el presente para darle un   …Continue Reading ¡Celebramos el 40º Aniversario de WIC!

Mass WIC Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary!

Mass WIC Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary! posted on Sep 8

I recently had the distinct pleasure of helping the Massachusetts Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program celebrate its 40th anniversary at a gala event at the State House. So it seems there’s no time like the present to take a few moments to look   …Continue Reading Mass WIC Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary!

A Stronger Link Between Providers, Patients, and Communities posted on Aug 12

Advances in technology are leading to improvements in so many aspects of our daily lives – and health care is no exception. With the advent of health care reform, providers and other stakeholders are working to improve health care outcomes while reducing health care costs   …Continue Reading A Stronger Link Between Providers, Patients, and Communities

Ensuring a Safe and Delicious Seafood Harvest in Massachusetts posted on Jul 31

Last weekend I was delighted to join thousands of fellow seafood fans at the Boston Seafood Festival – an annual event which celebrates the bounty of the New England seafood economy. This year I was honored to appear at the opening ceremony at the gracious   …Continue Reading Ensuring a Safe and Delicious Seafood Harvest in Massachusetts

Taking Robust Action to Improve Oversight of Compounding Pharmacies

Taking Robust Action to Improve Oversight of Compounding Pharmacies posted on Jul 16

Last week, Governor Patrick signed into law comprehensive compounding pharmacy reform legislation, House Bill 4235, An Act Relative to Pharmacy Practice in the Commonwealth. I am proud that with enactment of this legislation, Massachusetts will be better prepared and able to protect patients both inside   …Continue Reading Taking Robust Action to Improve Oversight of Compounding Pharmacies

Raising Our Voices Against Prostate Cancer

Raising Our Voices Against Prostate Cancer posted on Jun 25

Last week I was delighted to join local TV legend Susan Wornick in emceeing the 6th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House. This is always such a special event, and this year was no different. Organized by the AdMeTech Foundation in   …Continue Reading Raising Our Voices Against Prostate Cancer

Providing a Supportive Environment for Students in Recovery

Providing a Supportive Environment for Students in Recovery posted on Jun 17

Earlier this month, Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter hosted me for a wonderfully inspiring tour of Independence Academy, a DPH-funded Recovery High School located in his city. Since 2006, Massachusetts has been a leader in the development of these recovery high schools, which offer a safe,   …Continue Reading Providing a Supportive Environment for Students in Recovery