Small businesses face unique concerns when it comes to preparing for H1N1 (swine) flu. With that in mind, the CDC, Department of Homeland Security, and the Small Business Administration have recently released guidance specifically to help these businesses – typically less than 100 employees at a site – understand what impact a new flu virus like H1N1 might have on their operations – and more importantly, how to prepare in a way that minimizes the impact of those disruptions. The new guidance document provides a concrete set of tools and resources to help small business employers and staff to stay healthy and productive this flu season.
It can be downloaded for free here.
National Minority Health Month: A Focus on Oral Health posted on Apr 25
April is National Minority Health Month – a time for us to highlight the Department’s work promoting the well-being of racial, ethnic and linguistic minority populations throughout the Commonwealth. Spearheaded by our Office of Health Equity (OHE), all DPH programs strive to respond effectively to …Continue Reading National Minority Health Month: A Focus on Oral Health
Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time! posted on Apr 24
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 22-29, 2017. One of the …Continue Reading Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time!
Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017 posted on Apr 21
The latest weekly flu report shows a drop in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. Even so, we can expect flu to continue to circulate in our communities well into spring – so it’s not too late to get a flu shot …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017