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Category Archives: Health of Massachusetts

World “No Tobacco Day” Posted on May 30

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day created by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987 to highlight the fact that tobacco use is deadly and that there are effective policies that reduce consumption. This year for World No Tobacco Day,   …Continue Reading World “No Tobacco Day”

Mortality in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 18

This post is highlighting the final chapter – “Mortality” – from the "Health of Massachusetts," a comprehensive report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 1841, Massachusetts became the first state to mandate the registration of births and deaths, known as “vital statistics”. Today,   …Continue Reading Mortality in Massachusetts

Violence: A Serious — and Preventable — Issue for Massachusetts Posted on Aug 12

This is the newest post in the "Health of Massachusetts" series, a comprehensive new report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Chapter thirteen of the “Health of Massachusetts” explores violence in Massachusetts, including bullying, sexual assaults, intimate partner violence, and child and elder abuse.   …Continue Reading Violence: A Serious — and Preventable — Issue for Massachusetts

The Impact of Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 5

This is the latest in a series of posts highlighting a chapter from the "Health of Massachusetts", a comprehensive new report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). Suicide is a significant, and preventable, public health issue. While the term “suicide” refers to completed   …Continue Reading The Impact of Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury in Massachusetts

Predicting & Preventing Unintentional Injuries Posted on Jul 28

This is the latest in the series of posts highlighting each chapter from the Department of Public Health’s new and comprehensive "Health of Massachusetts" report. Chapter eleven looks at unintentional injuries in the state. The term injury includes not only unintentional injuries, or “accidents,” but   …Continue Reading Predicting & Preventing Unintentional Injuries

Understanding Addiction in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 22

This is the newest post in the "Health of Massachusetts" series, a comprehensive new report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Chapter ten “Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use” looks at the rates of alcohol and drug abuse in Massachusetts. Specifically, we provide data   …Continue Reading Understanding Addiction in Massachusetts

Work and Wellness Posted on Jul 13

This is the latest in a series of posts highlighting a chapter from the Department of Public Health’s new and comprehensive "Health of Massachusetts" report. Massachusetts workers drive our economy, from biotechnology and health care to fishing and construction. While work is fundamental to well   …Continue Reading Work and Wellness

Air, Water, Earth, People: The Environmental Health of Massachusetts Posted on Jul 6

This is the latest in a series of posts highlighting each chapter of the "Health of Massachusetts", a comprehensive new report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Chapter eight discusses the work of the Department’s Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH). BEH is responsible for   …Continue Reading Air, Water, Earth, People: The Environmental Health of Massachusetts

Chronic Disease in Massachusetts: The Big Picture Posted on Jun 30

Chapter seven of “The Health of Massachusetts” highlights the work of the Department’s Bureau of Community Health Access and Promotion. The bureau is primarily responsible for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.   Numerous factors contribute to   …Continue Reading Chronic Disease in Massachusetts: The Big Picture

On the Trail of Infectious Disease Posted on Jun 21

Chapter six of "The Health of Massachusetts" explores the work of the Department’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response and Services. The bureau is responsible for preventing, observing, and controlling more than 90 infectious diseases and conditions across the state including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Lyme disease,   …Continue Reading On the Trail of Infectious Disease