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The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund: Working to Control Health Care Costs in MA Posted on Jul 11

As public officials and health care stakeholders across the United States worry about the health care system and its escalating costs, Massachusetts is working to find ways to prevent those costs from occurring in the first place. With the establishment of the Prevention and Wellness   …Continue Reading The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund: Working to Control Health Care Costs in MA

Highlights from the July 10th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jul 10

Highlights from the July 10th Public Health Council Meeting

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of informational presentations on proposed amendments to existing regulations, and the consideration of a Determination of Need (DoN) request from one Massachusetts health care facility. First, the Council took up the request from Milford   …Continue Reading Highlights from the July 10th Public Health Council Meeting

Commissioner’s Corner: Sharing News on Public Health Initiatives in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 2

Commissioner’s Corner: Sharing News on Public Health Initiatives in Massachusetts

As Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, I have the privilege of seeing first hand the vital work our Department performs on a daily basis – and it is an impressive range of activities. To name just a few of them, dedicated staff at   …Continue Reading Commissioner’s Corner: Sharing News on Public Health Initiatives in Massachusetts

More EEE Mosquitoes Posted on Aug 11

More EEE Mosquitoes

Posted by: Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health Public health people can sound like broken records during mosquito season –  this is particularly true when we get into August and we are constantly reminding people about how to prevent mosquito bites.  That's because right around   …Continue Reading More EEE Mosquitoes