As RTF: Download Weekly_flu_report_4_14_11 As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_4_14_11 Please click on either link to view this week's flu report. As expected, flu activity is continuing its downward trend.
Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services Today we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known to many by its nickname, ACA. This historic legislation, closely modeled after the health care …Continue Reading Celebrating the passage of the Affordable Care Act and Massachusetts’ role shaping it
Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services One of the top priorities for the Patrick-Murray Administration and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services is to find ways to deliver quality care to individuals and contain the rising costs …Continue Reading Recognition for reducing hospital readmissions
Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services Yesterday marked a health care milestone in Massachusetts which I’m particularly pleased to blog about: Governor Patrick announced comprehensive health care payment and delivery reform legislation that is designed to control rising health care …Continue Reading A Massachusetts milestone: health care payment reform legislation
Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services In the four years since I assumed the role of Health and Human Services Secretary of Massachusetts, residents of the Commonwealth have witnessed significant changes in the health care landscape. We have successfully …Continue Reading The problem with health care in Massachusetts: The way we pay for it.
As RTF: Download Weekly_flu_report_12_30_10 As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_12_30_10 Flu season is here and – as expected - we are continuing to see an increase in flu-like illness across the state. There is still plenty of flu vaccine available so be sure to get and your family vaccinated as …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 30, 2010
As RTF: Download Weekly_flu_report_12_22_10 As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_12_22_10 As expected for this time of year, rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts are continuing to increase. As you get ready to celebrate the holidays, there is no better time to get your flu shot to keep you and …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 22, 2010
Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services Last week, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced the invitation of 46 primary care practices to participate in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative. This is a tremendous milestone in a …Continue Reading Reforming Primary Care In the Commonwealth: Putting the Patient First
Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is not only a time be aware of breast cancer, but it’s an opportunity to learn more about the proactive steps women can take to protect themselves. …Continue Reading Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention
Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services During a legislative hearing last November, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Angelo McClain attributed his motivation to accept the role of DCF Commissioner to his own experience as a youth within …Continue Reading Kudos to Department of Children and Families Commissioner McClain