Mass Public Health Blog

Promoting public health & wellness in Massachusetts

Latest Post:

Weekly Flu Report, April 29, 2016

Posted on

Rates of flu-like illness rose slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccination opportunities continue to be available in your community – call your health care provider or local board of health, or visit a pharmacy near you.


Let’s Keep Workers Safe: Plan. Provide. Train.

Posted on

Today is Workers’ Memorial Day — the international day to remember workers who were injured, disabled, made unwell, or who died on the job. In just a six-year-period, in Massachusetts, 356 workers died on the job (2008-2013). These workers were our family members, friends and neighbors   …Continue Reading Let’s Keep Workers Safe: Plan. Provide. Train.


Vegetable Makhanwala

Posted on

Back by popular demand, Kinnari Chitalia, RD, LDN, CLC, a nutritionist at the Dorchester North WIC Program, shares this mouthwatering favorite! This is a popular traditional dish in the northern part of India.  Its name refers to a creamy dish mixed with vegetables and aromatic   …Continue Reading Vegetable Makhanwala


Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2016

Posted on

Rates of flu-like illness ticked up slightly over the course of the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccination opportunities are still available in your community – call your health care provider or local board of health, or visit a pharmacy   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2016


Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time

Posted on

NIVW tweet image

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 16-23, 2016. One of the   …Continue Reading Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time


Weekly Flu Report, April 15, 2016

Posted on

Rates of flu-like illness dropped again in Massachusetts over the course of the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccination opportunities are still available in your community – call your health care provider or local board of health, or visit a pharmacy near   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 15, 2016


Highlights of the April 13 Public Health Council Meeting

Posted on

The April meeting of the Public Health Council featured a presentation to the Council by the Commissioner, followed by a series of informational updates on proposed regulatory amendments that are currently in process, and then a series of final votes to rescind specific regulations as directed   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 13 Public Health Council Meeting


Eat Local with CSA!

Posted on

CSA2

Do you want to eat local, but don’t know where to start?  CSAs—Community Supported Agriculture—could be the way to go! As a CSA member, you pay the farm before the growing season and when it’s harvest time, you receive a share of fruits and vegetables   …Continue Reading Eat Local with CSA!


Weekly Flu Report, April 8, 2016

Posted on

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline in Massachusetts during the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccination opportunities are still available in your community – call your health care provider or local board of health, or visit a pharmacy near you.


Le virus Zika et les voyages : Conseils aux femmes

Posted on

Vous avez probablement beaucoup entendu parler du virus Zika récemment.  Il provoque une maladie transmise par les moustiques porteurs du virus. Pour l’heure, le virus Zika a été retrouvé chez des moustiques en Afrique, en Amérique centrale et en Amérique du sud, ainsi qu’aux Antilles.   …Continue Reading Le virus Zika et les voyages : Conseils aux femmes