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Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) & Climate Change Posted on Jun 23

The Environmental Toxicology Program in the Bureau of Environmental Health has developed a climate assessment approach that leverages the combined resources of the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) tool and the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework. The approach actively engages stakeholders   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) & Climate Change

Getting Hurt is Not in Your Job Description Posted on Jun 13

Getting Hurt is Not in Your Job Description

POP QUIZ: Deli slicers – How hard can they be to use? Everyone seems to have story about someone being cut at work while using a deli slicer*. If you don’t have one yourself, ask a friend or colleague—they almost certainly do. And more often   …Continue Reading Getting Hurt is Not in Your Job Description

Highlights of the June 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jun 8

The June monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a Determination of Need request followed by a series of informational updates on pending amendments to regulations and a series of votes on final amendments. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need request   …Continue Reading Highlights of the June 8th Public Health Council Meeting

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.