Much to my dismay, I missed last week's ChopChop Kickoff Event that took place with Governor Patrick at Community Services, a social services agency in Jamaica Plain. Since then, all I've been hearing from my colleagues is how awesome the event was and how much fun it was to watch the Governor prepare the first ChopChop recipe — a delicious chunky cranberry applesauce — with the young people who were there.
Fortunuately for me (and for you if you missed the event, too!), DPH was on site with a camera in hand, and came back with a video that perfectly captured the excitement of the day. You’ll hear from Governor Patrick, DPH Commissioner John Auerbach, and ChopChop founder Sally Sampson on why we're all excited about this new partnership and newsletter.
If you haven't checked out the debut ChopChop Mass in Motion e-newsletter, visit www.mass.gov/massinmotion/chopchop to view the recipe and learn fun facts about Massachusetts-grown apples and cranberries. Be sure to check in every month for a new newsletter and recipe!
Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014 posted on Apr 18
This week’s flu report shows a late-season increase in the rate of flu-like illness in the state – an indication of the unpredictability of flu and a reminder of the importance of taking simple measures to stop the spread of illness in our homes and communities. …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014
DPH Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings to Address Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Abuse posted on Apr 15
Last week, the Department hosted the first in a series of statewide Town Hall Meetings that will examine what can be done to prevent underage drinking and prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth. Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) Director Hilary Jacobs was joined at the …Continue Reading DPH Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings to Address Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Abuse
A Healthier Commute – for a Healthier Community posted on Apr 14
When it comes to our daily commute, we could all use a little inspiration. That’s why I want to take this opportunity to encourage employers in eastern Massachusetts to participate in the 2014 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge — an annual competition that encourages workers to use …Continue Reading A Healthier Commute – for a Healthier Community