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Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health

Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health posted on Aug 13

It’s National Health Center Week , an opportunity to recognize the 9000+ Health Center sites across the country—including 285 right here in Massachusetts – and the lifesaving work they do in promoting the health of our residents, including the most vulnerable. This year during National Health Center   …Continue Reading Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health

Celebrando el rol de los centros de salud comunitarios en la protección de la salud de los agricultores

Celebrando el rol de los centros de salud comunitarios en la protección de la salud de los agricultores posted on Aug 13

Es la Semana Nacional de los Centros de Salud, una oportunidad para ofrecer reconocimiento a los más de 9,000 centros de salud en el país, incluyendo los 285 centros que se encuentran justamente aquí en Massachusetts, y la labor de salvar vidas que realizan al   …Continue Reading Celebrando el rol de los centros de salud comunitarios en la protección de la salud de los agricultores

The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable!

The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable! posted on Jul 20

Summertime… It’s time for fun in the sun, especially after such a brutal winter! But in addition to fun, summer often brings intense heat waves. According to the CDC, on average, extreme heat causes more U.S. deaths than other natural disasters.  Heat safety is clearly   …Continue Reading The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable!

Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That?

Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That? posted on Jun 23

Summer is finally here – which means teens are out of school and looking for summer jobs.  In the spirit of promoting healthy, safe jobs for our future workforce, here’s the question of the season: Can teens drive for work? Many employers, educators, parents, and   …Continue Reading Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That?

Tapping Into Social Media to Help Teens Recognize Workplace Safety

Tapping Into Social Media to Help Teens Recognize Workplace Safety posted on Apr 8

On behalf of DPH and the many partners involved, congratulations to the teen winners and finalists of the 5th annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest! Last month’s award ceremony at the State House was inspiring as always. Seeing finalists and their families come together   …Continue Reading Tapping Into Social Media to Help Teens Recognize Workplace Safety

Don’t Forget About Summer Job Safety

Don’t Forget About Summer Job Safety posted on May 19

The spring weather has finally arrived – and with it, thoughts of summertime. Beach days, Red Sox games, vacations. And let’s not forget, summer jobs for the Massachusetts youth out there. I still remember some of my summer (and all year round) jobs as a   …Continue Reading Don’t Forget About Summer Job Safety

From Vision to Action: Making Teen Workplace Safety a Reality

From Vision to Action: Making Teen Workplace Safety a Reality posted on Mar 18

Sometimes a visual is the best way to get a conversation going. Last week, room 437 at the State House was literally filled with conversation starters—posters designed by teens to spread the word on teen workplace safety. They were on display as part of an   …Continue Reading From Vision to Action: Making Teen Workplace Safety a Reality