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Weekly Flu Report, May 27, 2016 Posted on May 27

Flu rates in Massachusetts continued to decline over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. This week’s report is the last to be published for the 2015-2016 flu season. Weekly Flu Reports will resume at the outset of the 2016-2017 flu season.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 27, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, May 20, 2016 Posted on May 20

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline over the past seven days, according the latest weekly flu report. The report can be viewed here.

EPHT Community Profiles: An Environmental Health Snapshot of Your Community Posted on May 16

EPHT Community Profiles: An Environmental Health Snapshot of Your Community

Welcome to the world of Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) created as part of a national effort by The Centers for Disease Control to make environmental and health data more readily available to the public.   The Massachusetts EPHT program is happy to announce the release   …Continue Reading EPHT Community Profiles: An Environmental Health Snapshot of Your Community

Weekly Flu Report, May 13, 2016 Posted on May 13

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness continued to decline over the past seven days. The full report can be viewed here.

Highlights of the May 11th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on May 11

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included discussions on a series of Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by informational presentations on the status of a number of proposed amendments to public health regulations. First the Council took up a pair of DoN   …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 11th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, April 29, 2016 Posted on Apr 29

Rates of flu-like illness rose slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccination opportunities continue to be available in your community – call your health care provider or local board of health, or visit a pharmacy near you.

Let’s Keep Workers Safe: Plan. Provide. Train. Posted on Apr 28

Today is Workers’ Memorial Day — the international day to remember workers who were injured, disabled, made unwell, or who died on the job. In just a six-year-period, in Massachusetts, 356 workers died on the job (2008-2013). These workers were our family members, friends and neighbors   …Continue Reading Let’s Keep Workers Safe: Plan. Provide. Train.

Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2016 Posted on Apr 22

Rates of flu-like illness ticked up slightly over the course of the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccination opportunities are still available in your community – call your health care provider or local board of health, or visit a pharmacy   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2016

Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time Posted on Apr 18

Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 16-23, 2016. One of the   …Continue Reading Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time

Highlights of the April 13 Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Apr 13

The April meeting of the Public Health Council featured a presentation to the Council by the Commissioner, followed by a series of informational updates on proposed regulatory amendments that are currently in process, and then a series of final votes to rescind specific regulations as directed   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 13 Public Health Council Meeting