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Highlights of the July 11th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jul 11

The July monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included two Determination of Need (DON) requests followed by a series of informational presentations from DPH subject matter experts. First, the Council took up a DON request from Sunbridge Healthcare, LLC for a substantial capital expenditure   …Continue Reading Highlights of the July 11th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the June 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jun 13

The June monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a Determination of Need request, updates on the status of preliminary and final public health regulations, and an informational presentation from DPH staff. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need request from Massachusetts General   …Continue Reading Highlights of the June 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, May 18, 2018 Posted on May 18

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness decreased over the past seven days. You can view the report here.

Highlights of the May 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on May 9

Highlights of the May 9th Public Health Council Meeting

The May monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included consideration of a Determination of Need (DoN) request, an update on proposed amendments to regulations currently in process, a series of informational presentations on various DPH initiatives, and finally a farewell to a true institution at   …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Honoring Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 Posted on Apr 27

Honoring Workers' Memorial Day 2018

The average person spends about 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. Each year, approximately 67 Massachusetts workers never return home from work. The victims of these workplace deaths often leave behind grieving families and loved ones who struggle to carry on. Workers’ Memorial Day,   …Continue Reading Honoring Workers’ Memorial Day 2018

Parents: Why It’s Best to Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule Posted on Apr 23

Parents: Why It’s Best to Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule

Most parents vaccinate their children according to CDC’s recommended immunization schedule, protecting them from 14 potentially serious diseases before their second birthday. We are lucky in Massachusetts that we have high vaccination coverage for the majority of recommended vaccines. In fact, for children 19-35 months of   …Continue Reading Parents: Why It’s Best to Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule

Weekly Flu Report, April 20, 2018 Posted on Apr 20

Rates of flu-like illness rose slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. There is still flu vaccine available if you have not gotten a flu shot. Call your healthcare provider or visit https://vaccinefinder.org which offers listings for local boards of health   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 20, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, April 13, 2018 Posted on Apr 13

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days. We can expect flu to continue to circulate in our communities even well into spring, and there is still flu vaccine available if you have not gotten   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 13, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, April 6, 2018 Posted on Apr 6

Rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts increased slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccine continues to be available – call your health care provider or visit https://vaccinefinder.org which offers listings for local boards of health and pharmacies that currently   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 6, 2018

Highlights of the April 4th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Apr 4

The April monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of Determination of Need (DON) requests followed by a vote by the Council on the recission of specific regulations related to the construction of long-term care facilities. First, the Council took up consideration   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 4th Public Health Council Meeting