Executive Committee Meetings/Minutes, Bylaws and Governance, Financials

Does your health department need help with MAVEN case tracking  and isolation and contact tracing and quarantine –then click on Learn about the Community Tracing Collaborative

 

Public Health Jobs Available – See the Latest Postings- 11/4/2020: Foxborough – Director of Public Health. 

$502 Million Federal COVID-19 Relief Fund to Cities and Towns

Tobacco Control - Legal Victory for Local Public Health

The Massachusetts Appeals Court dismisses Cumberland Farms, Inc.’s argument that “Jazz” cigars are not flavored tobacco products, and affirms the Yarmouth Board of Health’s suspension of the store’s tobacco sales permit

The New Look At Nicotine Addiction

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Fall MAHB 2020 Certificate Program Postponed

Photo: Marcia Benes and Ron O’Connor, 11/2019 Certificate Program

Healthy Food Initiatives

Making healthier foods are more accessible in the retail food environment, especially among under-served populations is an important public health goal. The healthy choice should be the easy choice – the default choice.

Marijuana

In November 2012, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana ballot initiative. The vote was 63% to 37%, with only 2 municipalities voting against it. The MDPH was charged with promulgating regulations relative to medical marijuana and administering a distribution program.

MASS in Motion

Mass in Motion is a statewide movement that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living. Working with communities, schools, childcare centers, and businesses to create changes that make it easy for people to eat better and move more, MASS in Motion helps residents to eat healthy and live well.

September 8th, 9:30 – 11:00am – Register Free.

https://macovid.evenbrite.com

Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

MAHB’s mission is to assist and support boards of health in meeting their statutory and service responsibilities, through programs of education, technical assistance, representation, and resource development.

Massachusetts Boards of Health are responsible under general laws, state and local regulations, for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community.

COVID-19 -- Legal BOH Guidance from the Massachusetts Association of Health Board

We will be posting guidance’s and recommendations for common legal public health questions that we have been receiving. Please click on the following link to view our latest set of guidance’s and recommendations.

COVID- 19 - Health-Related BOH Guidance from the Masschusetts Association of Health Boards

We will be posting guidance’s and recommendations for common health-related questions that we have been receiving. Please click on the following link to view our latest set of guidance’s and recommendations.  

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No Excess Deaths in MA Since June 13, 2020 – Select a State

No Excess Deaths In Massachusetts Over the Past Six Months

Several weeks ago, Governor Baker instituted new recommendations to control the spread of COVID-19.  He continues to encourage keeping businesses open and schools operating in-person.  Keeping businesses and schools open have a clear scientific basis.  In addition,...

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Vaccination December 31, 2020 Requirement Deadline Approaches

This is a reminder that all children 6 months of age or older who attend Massachusetts childcare, pre-school, K-12, and colleges and universities must receive the flu vaccine on or before December 31, 2020. This includes: • K-12 students participating in remote...

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Local Town COVID-19 Metrics Reporting

Many towns throughout Massachusetts are producing local town COVID-19 metrics dashboards.  Today, we are highlighting the metrics dashboard of Wellesley, MA. This dashboard distinguishes itself because of its Wellesley Public School (WPS) metrics statistics displayed...

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Featured Public Health Jobs

11/04/2020: TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH:Director of Public Health Excellent Local Public Health Leadership Opportunity.  The Town of Foxborough is seeking to hire a Director of Public Health to provide highly qualified, strategic leadership and communication for the Health...

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DESE COVID-19 School Guidances

The number of issues that have been arising regarding educational delivery formats (in-person, remote, and hybrid (both in-person and remote) and school organized activities for K-12 children in Massachusetts continues to grow.  In addition to the Department of Public...

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