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 Last month, over 700 public health, health care, school and community leaders joined Commissioner Auerbach at the DPH-sponsored "Responding to H1N1 Influenza: Lessons Learned" conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.

 

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The day- long event provided an opportunity to review lessons learned and highlight best practices from the 2009-2010 H1N1 flu season. Presenters from a variety of fields and disciplines shared their experiences on topics ranging from patient education, vaccine distribution, outreach to vulnerable populations and non-traditional partnerships.

 

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In addition, Commissioner Auerbach presented Public Health Hero awards to thirteen organizations who took extraordinary steps during the pandemic. The ceremony was an opportunity for DPH to publicly recognize the hard work and dedication of these organizations which helped protect the health of the public and reduce the number of people who developed serious illness and the number who died.

 

 

 

Public Health Hero Award Winners

 

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Coalition for Local Public Health

 

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Commonwealth Medicine Office of Health Care Finance 

 

4
Massachusetts Association of Health Plans

 

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Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents

 

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Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Regions

 

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Massachusetts Hospital Association

 

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Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers 

 

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Massachusetts Medical Society

 

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Massachusetts School Nurse Organization

 

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Massachusetts Section of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

 

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Medical Reserve Corps units of Massachusetts

 

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Northeastern University School Health Institute 

 

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Statewide Emergency Preparedness Coalitions    

 

An archived webcast of the entire conference – including all breakout sessions, presentations and the award ceremony – is available on our website.

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Communications Office

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