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.
Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season! posted on Nov 29
By Tracey Munson and Meaghan Sutherland The holiday season is on our doorstep, accompanied by an endless supply of gravy, fudge, gingerbread, and figgy pudding (okay, maybe not that last one). While enjoying some of these foods is something we look forward to every year, …Continue Reading Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season!
Protecting the Health of Home Care Aides posted on Nov 28
Do you or someone you love use the services of a home care aide? Nearly 50,000 people—mostly women—work in this growing occupation in Massachusetts. You may be surprised to learn that recent data show that home care aides are twice as likely to have asthma …Continue Reading Protecting the Health of Home Care Aides
Weekly Flu Report, November 25, 2016 posted on Nov 25
The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness continue to be low in Massachusetts. There is still time to get protected against the flu this season by getting a flu shot. You can find flu vaccination opportunities by calling your health care provider, …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 25, 2016