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Your One-Stop Poison Prevention Resource Posted on Apr 12

Posted by Rahila Saeed in the DPH Injury Prevention Program and the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Regional Poison Control Center. Whether your 2-year old ate some diaper rash cream or your grandfather accidentally took too much of his medication, the regional Poison Control Center for Massachusetts and   …Continue Reading Your One-Stop Poison Prevention Resource

Join the Dialogue on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Posted on Apr 1

Join the Dialogue on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

Posted by Marci Diamond, Director of the DPH Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services Unit. Sexual violence is everyone’s issue: in fact, a recent national study found that one in three women and one in five men in Massachusetts have experienced sexual violence, typically starting at a   …Continue Reading Join the Dialogue on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

The “Art” of Creating Dialogue: Teen Worker Safety and Health Posted on Mar 15

The “Art” of Creating Dialogue: Teen Worker Safety and Health

  Posted by Sara Rattigan, Health Communication Specialist at DPH. First place winner Shari Coté stands beside her poster This week was an example of what makes my job worth it. At a State House ceremony, our community partner MassCOSH and eight state agency members   …Continue Reading The “Art” of Creating Dialogue: Teen Worker Safety and Health

Men Joining Together to Prevent Violence Against Women Posted on Mar 4

Men Joining Together to Prevent Violence Against Women

  Posted by Mark Bergeron-Naper, DPH Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services Violence against women is a major public health issue – and men play an incredibly important role in its prevention. On March 7th at the State House, men and boys from across the   …Continue Reading Men Joining Together to Prevent Violence Against Women

Promoting Public Health; Creating Growth and Opportunity Posted on Feb 28

Today DPH Interim Commissioner Lauren Smith, MD, MPH had the honor of addressing the Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means, in support of Governor Patrick's proposed FY 2014 budget. Dr. Smith's prepared testimony appears below: Honorable Chairs and Members   …Continue Reading Promoting Public Health; Creating Growth and Opportunity

Winter Storm Tips For People with Special Health Care Needs Posted on Feb 7

Winter Storm Tips For People with Special Health Care Needs

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health By now most of us have heard about the major snowstorm headed our way Friday and into Saturday. Now's the time to get prepared. Here are some specific tips for people   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Tips For People with Special Health Care Needs

Staying on the Ball Posted on Feb 5

Staying on the Ball

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the Department of Public Health   We all know it’s important to stay active. But that can be difficult when you spend 8-10 hours a day at a desk. With new studies showing negative   …Continue Reading Staying on the Ball

Pertussis (whooping cough) – learn the facts and get vaccinated! Posted on Dec 18

Pertussis (whooping cough) – learn the facts and get vaccinated!

Posted by Hilary Johnson, MHS, Epidemiologist in the Immunization Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Reports of soaring numbers of pertussis cases are dominating the news this year. Pertussis – also known as whooping cough – is an infection in which germs collect in   …Continue Reading Pertussis (whooping cough) – learn the facts and get vaccinated!

Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2012 Posted on Dec 7

Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2012

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Rates of flu-like illness ticked downward slightly over the past week, according to the latest weekly flu report (Word, PDF). Meanwhile, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2012

Asthma Among Young Children in Massachusetts Posted on Nov 20

Asthma Among Young Children in Massachusetts

Posted by Erica Marshall, MPH Erica is the READY Study Coordinator for the Asthma Prevention and Control Program     For the Commonwealth’s youngest residents, the burden of asthma is great.  Although asthma impacts people of all ages, children ages 0 – 4 have the   …Continue Reading Asthma Among Young Children in Massachusetts