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Highlights of the July 16 Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jul 16

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured discussions on two Determination of Need (DoN) requests, a final vote on proposed amendments to existing regulations related to prevention and treatment of sports concussions among student athletes, and two informational presentations on current DPH activities   …Continue Reading Highlights of the July 16 Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the June 18 Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jun 18

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured several Determination of Need (DoN) requests, a vote on final amendments to certain DoN regulations, and informational presentations on two current Department initiatives. First, the Council took up three DoN requests: a change of majority ownership interest   …Continue Reading Highlights of the June 18 Public Health Council Meeting

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

Weekly Flu Report, May 16, 2014 posted on May 16

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness ticked up slightly from the previous week. We can expect to see fluctuations like this in the coming weeks as we head further into spring.

Highlights of the May 14th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the May 14th Public Health Council Meeting posted on May 15

The Public Health Council took up a series of discussions on proposed Determination of Need (DoN) requests, status updates on several proposed amendments to public health regulations, and final votes on proposed regulations at their May 14th meeting. First, the Council considered a Determination of   …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 14th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, May 9, 2014 posted on May 9

This week’s flu report shows that while we are still at widespread activity, the number of reported flu cases has been going down the last three weeks.

Weekly Flu Report, May 2, 2014 posted on May 2

Rates of flu-like illness declined slightly in Massachusetts over the course of the past week. Full details can be found in the latest Weekly Flu Report, here.

Weekly Flu Report, April 25, 2014 posted on Apr 25

This week’s flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly as compared to last week’s data. Flu season is not over yet, though, and we can expect to continue to see some level of flu activity as we get further into spring.

Working Together to Improve Adult Immunization Rates in MA

Working Together to Improve Adult Immunization Rates in MA posted on Apr 23

Registration for the 19th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference is open! This event, to be held May 20, 2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA attracts professionals from local public health organizations, long-term-care facilities, pharmacies, college health, hospitals, physician practices, community health centers, employers, health   …Continue Reading Working Together to Improve Adult Immunization Rates in MA

Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014 posted on Apr 18

This week’s flu report shows a late-season increase in the rate of flu-like illness in the state – an indication of the unpredictability of flu and a reminder of the importance of taking simple measures to stop the spread of illness in our homes and communities.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014