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An Innovative New Tool for Tracking Environmental and Health Data in MA Posted on Mar 23

An Innovative New Tool for Tracking Environmental and Health Data in MA

Welcome to the world of Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) in Massachusetts! In 2000, the Pew Environmental Health Commission identified a lack of basic information needed to link environmental hazards and chronic diseases. In response, the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking website (EPHT) was created as   …Continue Reading An Innovative New Tool for Tracking Environmental and Health Data in MA

Weekly Flu Report, March 18, 2016 Posted on Mar 18

The latest weekly flu report indicates an increase in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts in the past seven days. It’s not too late to protect yourself and your family from getting sick this flu season. Call your health care provider or your local board of health,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 18, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, March 11, 2016 Posted on Mar 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly in the past seven days. We can expect flu to continue circulating in Massachusetts well into spring – so if you haven’t gotten your flu shot it’s not too late. Call your health care   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 11, 2016

Highlights of the March 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Mar 9

The March monthly meeting of the Public Health Council consisted of a series of updates for Council members on various amendments to regulations that are currently making their way through the regulatory amendment process, followed by a pair of informational presentations from the Department on   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, March 4, 2016 Posted on Mar 4

Rates of flu-like illness continue to decline across the Commonwealth, as illustrated by this week’s flu report. Nevertheless, we can expect to see flu circulating well into spring, so there is still time to get your flu shot in order to protect you and your family. Call   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 4, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, February 26, 2016 Posted on Feb 26

Rates of flu-like illness have declined slightly in the past seven days according to the latest weekly flu report. It’s too soon to tell whether we’ve seen the peak of flu season yet, and even then we can expect flu to continue circulating in our communities   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 26, 2016

Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education Posted on Feb 25

Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a long history of promoting policies and practices that support health and safety in early care and education settings. Recently the Department unveiled an updated Health and Safety in Child Care website, to serve as a clearinghouse of   …Continue Reading Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education

Putting Data to Work: How Work Affects Our Health Posted on Feb 22

Putting Data to Work: How Work Affects Our Health

Over 3 million Massachusetts residents are employed in thousands of workplaces throughout the Commonwealth. Perhaps you’re one of them. Despite the varying nature of our jobs, there are common themes that work plays in our lives: it provides income and often other economic benefits, and   …Continue Reading Putting Data to Work: How Work Affects Our Health

Weekly Flu Report, February 19, 2016 Posted on Feb 19

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decline in the rate of flu-like illness in the state in the past seven days. Flu can be unpredictable, however, so it’s too soon to say whether this is a temporary decline or not. In any event, we   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 19, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, February 12, 2016 Posted on Feb 12

Rates of flu-like illness continued to climb over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. This is consistent with what we typically see at this point of flu season in years past. And if prior flu seasons are any indication, we can   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 12, 2016