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Highlights of the May 15th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on May 15

The May monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included updates from DPH leadership on proposed amendments to regulations currently underway at the Department and an informational presentation on the status of tickborne illness in Massachusetts. First, State Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown provided an update on   …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 15th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the April 3rd Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Apr 3

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational presentations from DPH staff. Staff from the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services presented an overview of peer recovery coaching in Massachusetts. Following that, staff from the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 3rd Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the March 13th Public Health Council Posted on Mar 13

The March monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates from DPH leadership on various public health issues and initiatives. First, Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH presented new findings to the Council from our ongoing public health data warehouse/Chapter   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 13th Public Health Council

Annual Conference to Mark 150th Anniversary of DPH Posted on Mar 1

Annual Conference to Mark 150th Anniversary of DPH

Hundreds of public health professionals, representatives of community-based organizations and municipal government, and prevention advocates will gather in Worcester next month for the statewide Ounce of Prevention conference, hosted annually by the Department of Public Health. The conference, marking DPH’s 150th year, takes place April   …Continue Reading Annual Conference to Mark 150th Anniversary of DPH

Highlights of the February 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Feb 13

The February monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included an informational briefing on the status of proposed amendments to regulations, followed by a pair of informational updates from DPH staff on departmental activities. First, the Council heard an update on the status of proposed amendments   …Continue Reading Highlights of the February 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, February 8, 2019 Posted on Feb 8

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness declined very slightly over the course of the past seven days. It’s too soon to tell if we have seen the peak of flu season, and in fact, we can expect flu to continue to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 8, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, February 1, 2019 Posted on Feb 1

The latest weekly flu report indicates a rise in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. If you have not gotten a flu shot, there is still time to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Flu vaccine remains available in communities across   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 1, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019 Posted on Jan 18

Rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. However there is still plenty of flu season to come, and the good news is that it is not too late to get a flu shot if   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019 Posted on Jan 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have dropped in Massachusetts over the past seven days. However flu is unpredictable and flu season will continue in New England for a good while to come – so now is the time to get   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019

Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jan 9

The January 2019 monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a three Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by an informational update from DPH staff on the DPH response to a recent public health outbreak in Massachusetts. First, the Council took up three separate   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting