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Highlights of the April 3rd Public Health Council Meeting posted on Apr 3

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational presentations from DPH staff. Staff from the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services presented an overview of peer recovery coaching in Massachusetts. Following that, staff from the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 3rd Public Health Council Meeting

Statehouse Day Draws Attention to Suicide Prevention

Statehouse Day Draws Attention to Suicide Prevention posted on Mar 15

The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention held its annual Statehouse Day this week, highlighting the devastating impact of suicide on families and communities and thanking advocates for sharing their own heart-wrenching stories to bring attention to the issue in the Commonwealth. Among the speakers was   …Continue Reading Statehouse Day Draws Attention to Suicide Prevention

Highlights of the March 13th Public Health Council posted on Mar 13

The March monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates from DPH leadership on various public health issues and initiatives. First, Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH presented new findings to the Council from our ongoing public health data warehouse/Chapter   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 13th Public Health Council

Looking for the Latest Weekly Flu Report? posted on Feb 15

The DPH Weekly Flu Report can now be found on this DPH web page – please be sure to bookmark for future reference. If you’re looking for any Weekly Flu Report prior to February 15th, 2019, please see previous Weekly Flu Report posts here on   …Continue Reading Looking for the Latest Weekly Flu Report?

Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships

Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships posted on Feb 13

Did you know: 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from a dating partner? February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and it’s a good time to remind teenagers how to recognize the signs   …Continue Reading Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships

Highlights of the February 13th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Feb 13

The February monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included an informational briefing on the status of proposed amendments to regulations, followed by a pair of informational updates from DPH staff on departmental activities. First, the Council heard an update on the status of proposed amendments   …Continue Reading Highlights of the February 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, February 8, 2019 posted on Feb 8

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness declined very slightly over the course of the past seven days. It’s too soon to tell if we have seen the peak of flu season, and in fact, we can expect flu to continue to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 8, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, February 1, 2019 posted on Feb 1

The latest weekly flu report indicates a rise in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. If you have not gotten a flu shot, there is still time to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Flu vaccine remains available in communities across   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 1, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, January 25, 2019 posted on Jan 25

The latest weekly flu report indicates an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. Flu season is definitely not over yet, but the good news is that there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 25, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019 posted on Jan 18

Rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. However there is still plenty of flu season to come, and the good news is that it is not too late to get a flu shot if   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019