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This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates and presentations from various DPH programs.

First, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management Director Mary Clark provided an overview of DPH’s activities to support the health and medical aspects of the 2015 Boston Marathon.

Next, Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality Director Deborah Allwes presented a summary of findings from a DPH review of issues related to two common heart procedures – Cardiac Catheterization and Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.

Following that, Ms. Allwes was joined by Division of Health Professions Licensure and Certification Director Sherman Lohnes in providing an overview of DPH policies and responsibilities related to the change of ownership or closure of Long Term Care Facilities in the state.

Finally, Anita Christie of the Division of Prevention and Wellness provided an update for the Council on the Department’s recent activities in the area of breast cancer prevention.

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