Commissioner John Auerbach, Department of Public Health
Everyone knows that being a mom – or a dad for that matter – is the toughest job you’ll ever have. And if you’re the parent of a newborn baby, you know this better than anyone. Having a baby changes everything, and getting used to these changes can be stressful – and make you feel like you’re on your own.
Here in Massachusetts, there is help. The Department of Public Health (DPH) is excited to announce Care Share Bond, a comprehensive resource for parents of newborns on how to handle the challenging weeks and months immediately following a new baby’s arrival home. This initiative was developed by health care providers to offer information, tips and advice to new parents. Care Share Bond also offers insights from other new parents and resources to help parents be healthier and happier as they care for their new child.
Care Share Bond was developed by the DPH New Parent Initiative. To learn more about the New Parent Initiative, visit our web page.
Weekly Flu Report, January 23, 2015 posted on Jan 23
The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness during the past seven days. Flu season is certainly here in New England – but there are some simple, common-sense steps that you can take to keep from getting or spreading the …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 23, 2015
Weekly Flu Report, January 16, 2015 posted on Jan 16
The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decline in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. But flu is unpredictable, and we know from past years that flu season won’t likely peak in Massachusetts until February or March – so there’s still …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 16, 2015
State Health Plan Looks at Capacity of Behavioral Health Care System posted on Jan 14
Last month, the Health Planning Council voted to approve the first section of the State Health Plan, which looks at behavioral health. The Health Planning Council was established by Chapter 224, a 2012 law that includes a variety of initiatives aimed at controlling health care …Continue Reading State Health Plan Looks at Capacity of Behavioral Health Care System