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.
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
Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Apr 9
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a series of Determination of Need (DON) requests, followed by a set of three of informational presentations on pending amendments to regulations. The Council took up deliberations for a series of three Determination of Need requests, …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting