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State health officials reported on July 30 that four mosquito samples in Cambridge had tested positive for West Nile virus.
The newly released 2015 City of Cambridge Community Health Improvement Plan will set the city’s health agenda for the next five years.
The Cambridge City Council has enacted the most comprehensive changes to the city’s tobacco laws since 2003. The new changes, which take effect June 1, include prohibitions on the sale of flavored tobacco products and smoking in smaller parks and tot lots.
The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Let’s 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.
Cambridge Health Alliance’s Victims of Violence Program is offering crisis intervention services to people impacted by the Nepal earthquake.
The Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council has been recognized as a 2015 “Bright Idea” in government by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Ten $500 mini-grants will be awarded to community projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity in Cambridge. Info session is March 18 and application deadline is April 3.
The Cambridge Public Schools was ranked #1 in America for Best Food by Niche.com. This achievement reflects the collaborative work of the Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge Public Health Department, Institute for Community Health, and CitySprouts over the past 12 years to improve school meals.
Suzy Feinberg, MPH