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. 

Laying a Solid Foundation – Tobacco Laws Pertaining to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Evidence Supporting School Reopenings in Massachusetts

Phase 2 Vaccines for 65+ Residents, Medical Conditions, Affordable Senior Housing

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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


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.  

We assist our members through training, technical assistance and legal education.

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Weekly SARS-CoV-2 screening of asymptomatic students and staff to guide and evaluate strategies for safer in-person learning

Shira Doron, Robin Ingalls, Anne Beauchamp, Jesse Boehm, Helen Boucher, Linda Chow, Linda Corridan, Cathryn Goehringer, Douglas Golenbock, Liz Larsen, David Lussier, Marcia Testa, Andrea L Ciaranello Read More

Examining the effect of information channel on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

 R. Piltch-Loeb, E. Savoia, B. Goldberg, B. Hughes, T. Verhey, J. Kayyem, C. Miller-Idriss, MA. Testa  Read More

Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Socio-demographics, Co-Morbidity and Past Racial Discrimination

Elena Savoia, Rachael Piltch-Loeb, Beth Goldberg, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Brian Hughes, Juliette Kayyem, Alberto Montrond, Marcia A Testa –    Read More 

Dr. Testa, President of MAHB,  and Drs. Savoia and Piltch-Loeb, faculty in the MAHB Certificate Program, are all members of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) program and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Liability Protections for Vaccination Clinics

Question: Are healthcare workers, clinics and others who administer the COVID-19 vaccine liable for injury or death caused by a COVID-19 vaccination? Answer: No. State and federal law, and a federal no-fault compensation program, give complete immunity to healthcare...

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Does SCOTUS Decision on NY Houses of Worship Impact MA?

  How Does the U.S. Supreme Court case , Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York, 592 U.S. _____, 2020 WL 6948354 (11.25.2020) impact Governor Baker’s Orders relative to Houses of Worship.  The Supreme Court wrote its...

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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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