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Massachusetts Public Health Inspector Training: Housing

By Veena GovadaDecember 17th, 2020in Events, Online

Course Description This course is designed to train public health and housing officials to comprehensively and uniformly enforce housing-related laws and regulations, including State Sanitary Codes (SSC) 105 CMR 400.000: General Administrative Procedures and 410.000: Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation, which we will refer to as 400 and 410, More

Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps

By Andree EntezariAugust 7th, 2020in Events, Online

Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps COVID-19 Emergency Public Health Response The Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (APHVC) is a program of the Academic Health Department Consortium. The mission of the APHVC is to leverage public health students, alumni, and expert volunteers to augment, amplify, and promote local public health efforts in Massachusetts. Public... More

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