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, December 19, 2014 posted on Dec 19
Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days in Massachusetts, as indicated in the latest weekly flu report. Flu season doesn’t tend to peak until later in February or even March – so there is still plenty of time to get vaccinated …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014
Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014 posted on Dec 12
This week’s flu report shows a slight dip in rates of flu-like illness since last week’s report – which is entirely in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu season. One thing we know for sure is that no matter what, the single best way to …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014
Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014 posted on Dec 10
The December monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured the consideration of one Determination of Need (DoN) request, two votes on final amendments to existing regulations, and an informational presentation to the Council on a key DPH community initiative. First, the Council took up …Continue Reading Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014