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Weekly Flu Report, October 23, 2015 Posted on Oct 23

Hi everyone and welcome back to another season’s worth of Weekly Flu Reports. Each Friday from now through May you can check back here to see the latest information on the impact of flu in communities across Massachusetts. To kick things off, the first Weekly   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 23, 2015

Highlights of the October 21st Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Oct 21

The Public Health Council took up a wide range of issues at the October monthly meeting, from a pair of Determination of Need (DoN) requests, to a series of proposed recissions of existing regulations, and two votes on final amendments to regulations. First, the Council   …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 21st Public Health Council Meeting

Massachusetts is Rewarding Small Businesses for Healthy Workplaces! Posted on Oct 16

The rise in health care costs and chronic diseases has prompted more worksites in Massachusetts to take action to improve the health and well-being of their employees. Employers are realizing that creating a culture of health in the workplace is good for business and can   …Continue Reading Massachusetts is Rewarding Small Businesses for Healthy Workplaces!

Highlights of the September 16th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Sep 16

Today’s monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by two informational presentations on the status of regulations proposed to be rescinded. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need requests from Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital New England LLC   …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 16th Public Health Council Meeting

Sepa, Planifique, Prepárese Posted on Sep 3

Muchas personas consideran que las emergencias y los desastres son cosas que les suceden a otras personas, no a ellos. Pero la verdad es que en los últimos años aquí en Massachusetts hemos tenido un buen número de emergencias, y con frecuencia han sido cosas   …Continue Reading Sepa, Planifique, Prepárese

Know, Plan, Prepare Posted on Sep 2

Many people feel that emergencies and disasters are things that happen to other people, not to themselves. But the fact is that here in Massachusetts, we’ve had our share of emergencies over the past few years and often they’ve been things we were not expecting.   …Continue Reading Know, Plan, Prepare

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases Posted on Aug 31

Back-to-school season is here. While you are gathering the necessary school supplies, like new clothes and back packs, make sure you schedule an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider for their annual wellness visit. As part of this visit your child may receive a recommended vaccine. Schools   …Continue Reading Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child Posted on Aug 24

As a parent, you want to do what is best for your child. You’re probably aware of the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep kids safe. But did you know that one of the best ways to protect your child   …Continue Reading Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Vaccines: Not Just for Kids! Posted on Aug 17

You might think that vaccines are only for children – but in truth they’re valuable for adults as well. Are you one of the millions of adults not aware of the vaccines you need? There are many reasons why adults should be vaccinated. Each year,   …Continue Reading Vaccines: Not Just for Kids!

Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health Posted on Aug 13

Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health

It’s National Health Center Week , an opportunity to recognize the 9000+ Health Center sites across the country—including 285 right here in Massachusetts – and the lifesaving work they do in promoting the health of our residents, including the most vulnerable. This year during National Health Center   …Continue Reading Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health