We hope that everyone had a healthy and happy New Year. As you can see in this week's report, there appears to be a slight increase of flu-like illness in the state, however, the number of sites reporting this week was lower than usual so this data should be interpreted with caution. Nevertheless, there is still a chance of another wave of flu this season this so we continue to encourage all residents to get the H1N1 vaccine. You can find a clinic near you on www.mass.gov/flu.
Promoting the Role of Health in Transportation Planning posted on Aug 21
In June 2009, Governor Deval Patrick signed the Transportation Reform Law, landmark legislation that established the Healthy Transportation Compact. The primary goal of the law was to consolidate all transportation agencies in the Commonwealth and reduce duplicative policies, enhance planning initiatives, improve public health outcomes …Continue Reading Promoting the Role of Health in Transportation Planning
Native Corn posted on Aug 20
Summer in New England When I think of summer — my favorite season, by the way — memories of summers past often come to mind. And my favorite warm-weather memories involve beach time with family, followed by a cookout. For me, there isn’t a better …Continue Reading Native Corn
Children + Farmers’ Markets = Fun posted on Aug 19
Looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Take them to a farmers’ market! With more and more markets featuring demonstrations, music and other entertainment, it’s a great family outing. As an added bonus, bringing your children to a farmers’ market may …Continue Reading Children + Farmers’ Markets = Fun