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.
Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014 posted on Dec 19
Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days in Massachusetts, as indicated in the latest weekly flu report. Flu season doesn’t tend to peak until later in February or even March – so there is still plenty of time to get vaccinated …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014
Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014 posted on Dec 12
This week’s flu report shows a slight dip in rates of flu-like illness since last week’s report – which is entirely in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu season. One thing we know for sure is that no matter what, the single best way to …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014
Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014 posted on Dec 10
The December monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured the consideration of one Determination of Need (DoN) request, two votes on final amendments to existing regulations, and an informational presentation to the Council on a key DPH community initiative. First, the Council took up …Continue Reading Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014