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Weekly Flu Report, January 23, 2015 Posted on Jan 23

The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness during the past seven days. Flu season is certainly here in New England – but there are some simple, common-sense steps that you can take to keep from getting or spreading the   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 23, 2015

State Health Plan Looks at Capacity of Behavioral Health Care System Posted on Jan 14

Last month, the Health Planning Council voted to approve the first section of the State Health Plan, which looks at behavioral health. The Health Planning Council was established by Chapter 224, a 2012 law that includes a variety of initiatives aimed at controlling health care   …Continue Reading State Health Plan Looks at Capacity of Behavioral Health Care System

Weekly Flu Report, January 2, 2015 Posted on Jan 2

The first weekly flu report of the New Year shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness and other indicators since last week’s edition. This is to be expected at this time of year in New England – where flu season doesn’t tend to peak until February or even   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 2, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, December 26, 2014 Posted on Dec 26

The last weekly flu report of 2014 indicates a slight increase in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. We won’t likely see the peak of flu season until well into February or March, so it’s absolutely not too late to get vaccinated and protect yourself   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 26, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014 Posted on Dec 19

Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days in Massachusetts, as indicated in the latest weekly flu report. Flu season doesn’t tend to peak until later in February or even March – so there is still plenty of time to get vaccinated   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014 Posted on Dec 12

This week’s flu report shows a slight dip in rates of flu-like illness since last week’s report – which is entirely in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu season. One thing we know for sure is that no matter what, the single best way to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014

Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014 Posted on Dec 10

The December monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured the consideration of one Determination of Need (DoN) request, two votes on final amendments to existing regulations, and an informational presentation to the Council on a key DPH community initiative. First, the Council took up   …Continue Reading Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, December 5, 2014 Posted on Dec 5

The latest flu report shows a slight uptick in rates of flu-like illness as compared to the last weekly report. The worst of flu season is likely yet to come, which is all  the more reason to get vaccinated now. Year in and year out, the simplest   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 5, 2014

A Continuing Journey Towards Quality Improvement Posted on Dec 4

One hallmark of DPH as an organization is our desire to constantly look for ways to ensure that we as an agency are providing the highest quality services to the people that we serve. Recently the Department passed a significant milestone in that quest, as   …Continue Reading A Continuing Journey Towards Quality Improvement

Weekly Flu Report, November 28, 2014 Posted on Dec 1

This week’s flu report shows a slight increase in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts, as compared to last week’s report. Flu season typically doesn’t peak in Massachusetts until February or even mid-March. So there is still plenty of time to protect yourself from flu by   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 28, 2014