This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations related to the scope of practice for Limited Services Clinics, and an informational presentation on health informatics from a senior-level DPH analyst.
First, Associate Commissioner Madeleine Biondolillo provided a summary of feedback received by the Department during the public comment period for the proposed Limited Service Clinic amendments, along with the Department’s response to those comments and recommendations. Following a discussion among the Council members, the PHC voted to approve the final amended regulations.
Following that, the Council heard an informational presentation from Tom Land, Director of Health Information, Policy, and Informatics about the methodologies which the Department and its community partners will use to measure the efficacy of various grant-funded prevention and wellness programs, such as Mass in Motion, at the community level.
Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults posted on Sep 22
Falls among older adults (age 65+) are a major public health challenge. In Massachusetts, there are nearly 50,000 emergency room visits each year for fall-related injuries. These injuries, which can include broken bones and traumatic brain injuries, are also very expensive to treat. In 2014, …Continue Reading Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults
Got Temp Workers? Make Sure They’re Trained posted on Sep 20
When you say ‘temp worker’, many people picture a receptionist filling in while a company’s employee is on vacation or out sick. Back in the day that was what the temp industry looked like. (I remember working as a temp in an office during summer …Continue Reading Got Temp Workers? Make Sure They’re Trained
Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Sep 14
The September 14th meeting of the Public Health Council included a vote on one Determination of Need request, followed by a series of information presentations on the current status of various proposed regulatory amendments. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need application from Nantucket …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting