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The Gail Douglas Award is annual award recognizing excellence

By Andree EntezariAugust 7th, 2020in Events, Online

The Gail Douglas Award is annual award recognizing excellence in public health practice to acknowledge an outstanding member of the public health practice community. Ron O'Connor, Director, Office of Local and Regional Health at Massachusetts Department of Public Health, has shown exemplary service to local public health professionals. Ron has made outstanding... More

Ron O’Connor recognized for Gail Douglas Award

By Veena GovadaJuly 31st, 2020in Events

The Gail Douglas Award is annual award recognizing excellence in public health practice to acknowledge an outstanding member of the public health practice community. Ron O'Connor, Director, Office of Local and Regional Health at Massachusetts Department of Public Health, has shown exemplary service to local public health professionals. Ron has made outstanding... More

CBD in Food Regulated under the Massachusetts Food Codes

By Andree EntezariJune 6th, 2019in Events

The Department of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental Health’s Food Protection Program has issued an interpretation of the MA wholesale and retail regulations regarding the addition of cannabidiol (CBD) and certain hemp derivatives to food and consumer products. The document can be found at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/cbd-in-food-manufactured-or-sold-in-massachusetts and is also attached to this... More

Mass Housing – Mannillo Grant Funding Available

By Andree EntezariMay 29th, 2019in Events

Local Task Forces, Coalitions or Teams in Massachusetts have made tremendous progress over the last few years. To assist these local/regional groups in efforts to address identified hoarding needs in their communities, MassHousing is again making Mannillo grant funding available in FY20 through the attached Request for Proposals (RFP). Responses are... More

Local Public Health Events Calendar for 2019

By Seth EckhouseMarch 5th, 2019in Events

The LPHI, in cooperation with the Office of Local and Regional Health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is pleased to bring you an "at a glance" calendar of local public health events in Massachusetts (or national). This calendar will be updated as new dates arise, so check back often. More

MA PHIT Housing

By Elizabeth FayeFebruary 1st, 2019in Blended, Events

The Spring class is now full: May 8,9, 14.  Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Westborough To be put on the waiting list for the next class (Fall 2019), please fill in and mail this registration document. For more information, please visit the Massachusetts Public Health Inspector Training: Housing course page Course Goal This course is designed to... More

Revised Food Code affecting food trainings

By Seth EckhouseNovember 13th, 2018in Events

After conversations between the LPHI and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the following trainings have been temporarily taken down pending thorough updating to reflect the 2018 revised regulations: Farmers Markets: A Special Food Topic Food Protection Programs for Regulators Food Safety for Food Establishment Operators Sushi: A Special Food Topic ... More

MA PHIT Virtual House on Display

By Seth EckhouseJune 22nd, 2018in Events

"Going Virtual: Converting Live Trainings to a Virtual Environment", a poster about the MA PHIT Virtual Housing app, was displayed recently by Liam Hunt, Chief Technologist for the Activist Lab at BU SPH and member of the Education Technology team serving the LPHI, at the 2018 Society for Public Health... More