On Tuesday I was delighted to join Governor Patrick to announce a series of concrete steps to address the opioid abuse epidemic in Massachusetts, focused on improving prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services across the Commonwealth. These actions are based on a series of findings and recommendations from the Governor’s Opioid Task Force.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Governor Patrick for his leadership on this issue, and of course all of the members of the Opioid Task Force for their insights, feedback and ongoing commitment to this ongoing public health emergency.
The actions announced yesterday are just the first step in our work together to end the opioid addiction crisis.
Going forward, I look forward to partnering with the entire range of stakeholders striving to address opioid abuse in Massachusetts, including the Legislature, public safety, public health, prescribers (including physicians), substance abuse treatment service providers, and parents and families of people struggling with opioid addiction.
Native Corn posted on Aug 20
Summer in New England When I think of summer — my favorite season, by the way — memories of summers past often come to mind. And my favorite warm-weather memories involve beach time with family, followed by a cookout. For me, there isn’t a better …Continue Reading Native Corn
Children + Farmers’ Markets = Fun posted on Aug 19
Looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Take them to a farmers’ market! With more and more markets featuring demonstrations, music and other entertainment, it’s a great family outing. As an added bonus, bringing your children to a farmers’ market may …Continue Reading Children + Farmers’ Markets = Fun
Highlights of the August 13th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Aug 13
The August monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured three Determination of Need (DoN) requests and a series of presentations and updates from the Department. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need request involving a transfer of ownership of Wing Memorial Hospital in …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 13th Public Health Council Meeting