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Highlights of the July 11th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jul 11

The July monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included two Determination of Need (DON) requests followed by a series of informational presentations from DPH subject matter experts. First, the Council took up a DON request from Sunbridge Healthcare, LLC for a substantial capital expenditure   …Continue Reading Highlights of the July 11th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the June 13th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jun 13

The June monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a Determination of Need request, updates on the status of preliminary and final public health regulations, and an informational presentation from DPH staff. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need request from Massachusetts General   …Continue Reading Highlights of the June 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, May 25, 2018 posted on May 24

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decrease over the past seven days, according to the latest (and last) weekly flu report of the 2017-2018 flu season. Weekly flu reports for the 2018-2019 flu season will begin in the autumn. Until then, happy summer!

Weekly Flu Report, May 18, 2018 posted on May 18

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness decreased over the past seven days. You can view the report here.

Weekly Flu Report, May 11, 2018 posted on May 11

Rates of flu-like illness ticked slightly upward in the past seven days as compared to the previous week, according to the latest weekly flu report. You can view the report here.

Highlights of the May 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the May 9th Public Health Council Meeting posted on May 9

The May monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included consideration of a Determination of Need (DoN) request, an update on proposed amendments to regulations currently in process, a series of informational presentations on various DPH initiatives, and finally a farewell to a true institution at   …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, April 20, 2018 posted on Apr 20

Rates of flu-like illness rose slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. There is still flu vaccine available if you have not gotten a flu shot. Call your healthcare provider or visit https://vaccinefinder.org which offers listings for local boards of health   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 20, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, April 13, 2018 posted on Apr 13

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days. We can expect flu to continue to circulate in our communities even well into spring, and there is still flu vaccine available if you have not gotten   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 13, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, April 6, 2018 posted on Apr 6

Rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts increased slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccine continues to be available – call your health care provider or visit https://vaccinefinder.org which offers listings for local boards of health and pharmacies that currently   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 6, 2018

Highlights of the April 4th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Apr 4

The April monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of Determination of Need (DON) requests followed by a vote by the Council on the recission of specific regulations related to the construction of long-term care facilities. First, the Council took up consideration   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 4th Public Health Council Meeting