Executive Committee Meetings/Minutes, Bylaws and Governance, Financials
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Northern Bristol County Public Health Alliance Shared Services Coordinator (Contract Services) – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 17, 2023 – 12 Noon:
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April 15th – Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Taunton, MA
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URGENT: The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has settled lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for their role in contributing to the devastation caused by the opioid crisis in the Commonwealth. Templates for your Town/City Warrant Articles and Ordinances that can be adopted for the appropriation of monies received by municipalities are now available for downloading. You should review the funds your Town/City has already received and download documents to ensure that your Board of Health has access to those funds.
Combatting the Omicron Surge: Latest Updates
January 25, 2022, 12 pm
What have researchers learned about Omicron since it first emerged, and how should that inform guidelines for living and working?
What can Omicron—with its many evasive mutations—tell us about preparing for the next variant?
Join Harvard Chan epidemiologist Bill Hanage for a free, live-streamed Q&A with Elana Gordon of The World.
Find new public health live and recorded seminars at https://mahb.org/public-health-webinars/
Evidence Supporting School Reopenings in Massachusetts
You will be able to download a 2-page sample BOH Position Statement to use for your Town or City.
Laying a Solid Foundation – Tobacco Laws Pertaining to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Download your copy today — https://mahb.org/laying-a-solid-foundation-tobacco-laws-pertaining-to-the-commonwealth-of-massachusetts/
DPH COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Needed Information
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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.
Local Public Health Practice Webinars and Courses
Visit the link below to obtain access to all future live events and past recorded Webinars on a variety of public health practice topics brought to you by MAHB epidemiology and health policy colleagues of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) Program, Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Weekly SARS-CoV-2 screening of asymptomatic students and staff to guide and evaluate strategies for safer in-person learning
Examining the effect of information channel on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance
Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Socio-demographics, Co-Morbidity and Past Racial Discrimination
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.
Please read this new "Open Meeting Law Guidance for Public Health Excellence (PHE) Collaboratives" Report from MAHB. Open Meeting Law Guidance Document
Opioid-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled Amongst Pregnant and Postpartum Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In 2020, coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, increases in fentanyl-involved deaths nearly doubled amongst pregnant and postpartum women, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (1) Opioids are commonly prescribed at...
Pharmacological treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD) and the prevention of opioid-related overdose are prescribed 80% more often to White patients, compared to Black patients, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on May...
Only 1 in 4 (24.4%) residential addiction treatment programs for teenagers across the US provide buprenorphine treatment, the “gold standard” for opioid use disorder (OUD), according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on...
In order to aid towns in setting salaries for public health staff, MAHB is posting Classification and Compensation Study Reports. Study Report conducted by the Town of Franklin is posted here. GovHR - Franklin, MA - Classification and Compensation Study -...
Housing Code The state of Massachusetts is making several changes to 105 CMR 400 and 105 CMR 410, also known as the state sanitary code. This code, which outlines the minimum standards of fitness for human habitation, is the standard that all landlords must abide by...
MAHB has released its sample regulation for LBOHs for restricting the sale of tobacco and vape products. Please click on the file, Model Tobacco Sales Regulations 2023 to download a copy.
On Wednesday, March 29. 2023, Governor Maura Healey signed the Supplemental Budget bill into law. Among other issues, the law provided that remote and hybrid meeting options for public bodies have been extended through March 31, 2025. The document below is a copy of...