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 13, 2017 posted on Jan 13
The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past 7 days. But flu can be unpredictable, and we’re not likely to see the peak of flu season until February or even March. So if you haven’t gotten a …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017
Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jan 11
The first monthly PHC meeting of 2017 featured one Determination of Need (DoN) request, votes on two final amendments to regulations, and an informational briefing on proposed guidelines associated with the Determination of Need program. First, the Council took up a DoN application from Baystate Medical …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting
Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions! posted on Jan 9
It’s January. And I can tell…not from the wintry weather or the after-Christmas sales…but from the number of prospective members I see getting tours of the gym while I’m trying to fit in my (less frequent than I’d like) workout. January 1st marks the start …Continue Reading Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions!