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Category Archives: Family Health and Nutrition

Building COVID-19 Resilience for Families of Children with Special Health Needs Posted on Apr 9

Building COVID-19 Resilience for Families of Children with Special Health Needs

Written by Elaine Gabovitch of the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition Emergency care plans (ECPs) are important tools that families of children with special health needs can use to prepare for their children’s safety and wellbeing during COVID-19 and other health related emergencies. Having   …Continue Reading Building COVID-19 Resilience for Families of Children with Special Health Needs

COVID-19 and Pregnancy in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 5

COVID-19 and Pregnancy in Massachusetts

A key effort to bolster emergency preparedness in maternal and child health infrastructure in Massachusetts is the Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Moms and Babies Network (SET-NET). This surveillance system is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) effort to rapidly identify the impact of   …Continue Reading COVID-19 and Pregnancy in Massachusetts

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Spreading the Word Posted on Nov 15

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Spreading the Word

The latest data show that women in Massachusetts are much less likely to obtain oral health care during pregnancy than before pregnancy. That’s a trend that the Department and our partners in the provider community are working to reverse. Earlier this year DPH released the   …Continue Reading Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Spreading the Word

Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education Posted on Feb 25

Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a long history of promoting policies and practices that support health and safety in early care and education settings. Recently the Department unveiled an updated Health and Safety in Child Care website, to serve as a clearinghouse of   …Continue Reading Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education