While we are working closely with Mass in Motion communities to make the healthy choice the easy choice and encouraging individuals to eat better and move more, we’re also issuing a challenge to our own staff. Beginning April 26th, DPH will join the 2013 Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge issued by the Green Streets Initiative.
The Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge is a competition between Massachusetts workplaces to see who can get the most staff to commute to work without using their car on the last Friday of each month between April and October. It’s good for the environment, and for our health. Last year, DPH placed 2nd in the competition, but this time, we plan to take first place!
Think you can do better than us? Join the challenge! Visit www.gogreenstreets.org to register today.
Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives — Know Your Options posted on Oct 26
When colon cancer is caught early, it can be cured 90% of the time, yet a quarter of Massachusetts residents have never been screened or are not up-to-date with screening. The only way to catch colon cancer early is to get screened, and you have …Continue Reading Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives — Know Your Options
Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week posted on Oct 26
This week the DPH Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Substantial gains have been made in preventing exposure to lead through 45 years of public health interventions. Despite …Continue Reading Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Healthy Treats, or Tricks? posted on Oct 25
By Meng Zhang It’s that time of year again. Ghosts, goblins and (often) gooey treats! Do your kids have a sweet tooth? While it’s okay for them to enjoy some of their favorite treats once in a while, it’s always nice to try something different…and …Continue Reading Healthy Treats, or Tricks?