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HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES?

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This is a rough time of year for someone like me, as I try desperately to hold onto summer for as long as possible. I bristle at each and every reference to Labor Day, which now apparently serves as the bellwether of summer’s demise (it   …Continue Reading HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES?


Goodbye berries, Hello Apples!

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Saying farewell to summer fruits and vegetables can be hard. But, once you remember all of the delicious produce that the autumn harvest brings, the season just gets better and better. Apples are one of my favorite fruits of the fall. There are many varieties   …Continue Reading Goodbye berries, Hello Apples!


Highlights of the September 17th Public Health Council Meeting

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This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of three Determination of Need (DoN) requests, a status update on draft regulations related to immunizations, and two informational presentations on two key Department initiatives. The Council first took up a Determination of Need application with   …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 17th Public Health Council Meeting


Juntos, estamos listos: Consideraciones para las personas con necesidades de acceso y funcionales

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El Departamento de Salud Pública de Massachusetts está comprometido con el enfoque de “toda la comunidad” para la gestión de emergencias, que fue iniciada por la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus singlas en inglés) en 2011, cuando FEMA reconoció la   …Continue Reading Juntos, estamos listos: Consideraciones para las personas con necesidades de acceso y funcionales


Juntos Estamos Prontos: Considerações sobre os indivíduos com necessidades funcionais e de acesso

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O Departamento de Saúde Pública de Massachusetts adotou a metodologia de “Toda a Comunidade” para lidar com emergências. Esta metodologia foi iniciada pela Agência Federal de Administração de Emergências (FEMA) em 2011, quando reconheceu a necessidade de um esforço coletivo entre o setor privado, as   …Continue Reading Juntos Estamos Prontos: Considerações sobre os indivíduos com necessidades funcionais e de acesso


Partnering with the Legislature to Prevent Suicides and Save Lives

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Governor Patrick recently signed into law An Act Relative to the Reduction of Gun Violence, reforming the state’s gun lawsin an effort to reduce gun violence and create safer and healthier communities across the Commonwealth. These newly enacted provisions are focused on four key areas:   …Continue Reading Partnering with the Legislature to Prevent Suicides and Save Lives


Together We’re Ready: Considerations for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is committed to the “Whole Community” approach to emergency management which was initiated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2011, when FEMA recognized the need for a collective effort on the part of the private sector, community   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Considerations for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs


Why Stroller Rides Aren’t for Me

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I don’t love working out. Physical activity is not something I crave, it’s something I have to make myself do. It’s always been a struggle for me to keep active, but throughout my life I’ve found things that worked for me: high school sports, going   …Continue Reading Why Stroller Rides Aren’t for Me


Choosing the Right Car Seat!

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that 3 out of every 4 car seats are used incorrectly. Choosing the right car seat can be overwhelming. There are many models to choose from, such as convertible and “all-in-one” or “3-in-1,” forward-facing, rear-facing, and booster   …Continue Reading Choosing the Right Car Seat!


Juntos, estamos listos: Participé – ¡Únase a la preparación!

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Este 11 de septiembre se conmemora el 13º aniversario de los ataques terroristas en Nueva York, Washington DC, y en la zona aérea de Pennsylvania. También marca el sexto año en que el Día Nacional de Servicio y Memoria ha honrado a aquellos que perdieron   …Continue Reading Juntos, estamos listos: Participé – ¡Únase a la preparación!