This week's flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state remain at a relatively low level, which is about normal for this stage of flu season. But we can expect these rates to rise as we continue into the new year, and with the holidays soon upon us, now is a great time to go ahead and get vaccinated. There is more flu vaccine available this year than ever before — call your health care provider to make an appointment or search within your community to find a local flu clinic using this online search tool.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month posted on Oct 17
Many women experiencing domestic violence suffer in silence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the opportunity to shine the light on a public health issue impacting millions of people in America. Women experiencing domestic violence no longer need to suffer in silence; always remember …Continue Reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Workshop for Local Health Officials to Learn More about the Biomonitoring Massachusetts Study posted on Oct 12
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health invites local health officials to attend an October 17th workshop at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The workshop is focused on an important environmental health study evaluating how Massachusetts residents are exposed to toxic chemicals. The workshop will describe …Continue Reading Workshop for Local Health Officials to Learn More about the Biomonitoring Massachusetts Study
Shifting the Paradigm: Infusing Public Health into the Determination of Need Process posted on Oct 6
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently proposed a revision of DPH’s Determination of Need (DoN) regulations. At the highest level, this proposed revision represents a paradigm shift to a streamlined and retooled process that puts public health at its core. In support of …Continue Reading Shifting the Paradigm: Infusing Public Health into the Determination of Need Process