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A four-city substance abuse prevention collaborative comprised of Arlington, Cambridge, Everett, and Somerville has developed a set of strategies to prevent underage drinking and drug use among youth.
State health officials reported on August 18 that two mosquito samples in Cambridge had tested positive for West Nile virus.
Cambridge earned a top ranking in preventing childhood obesity from the National League of Citiesí Letís Move! Cities, Towns and Counties initiative, which is part of First Lady Michelle Obamaís comprehensive campaign to ensure that kids can grow up healthy.
The Menís Health League and community partners will host the annual Hoops ĎNí Health sports tournament and other events this June to celebrate Menís Health Month.
The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Letís Move Cambridge and Cambridge in Motion campaigns, has awarded ten $500 mini-grants to local organizations to develop activities that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Fifty mumps cases have been confirmed in the Harvard community between Feb. 29 and May 5, 2016. Almost all of the infected individuals were fully immunized against the mumps prior to contracting the disease.
Sixteen mumps cases have been confirmed among Harvard University students in Cambridge since Feb. 29.
The Cambridge Public Health Department is launching an initiative to reduce prescription drug misuse among the cityís public high school students.
The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Letís Move Cambridge and Cambridge in Motion initiatives, will award ten $500 mini-grants to support community projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity. Application deadline extended to March 18, 2016.
During the first week of March, city departments will participate in White Ribbon Day, an international campaign that asks men and boys to stand up and speak out against gender-based violence.
Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer
Cambridge Public Health Department
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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