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Cambridge Flu Clinics to be Held Oct. 12ĖNov. 9

October 11, 2016

Cambridge residents can receive a seasonal flu shot at the Cambridge Public Health Departmentís annual flu clinics this fall. While there is no charge to the public for flu shots, the health department asks that people with health insurance bring their cards with them to the clinics.


Three Cambridge Residents Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

October 7, 2016

The Cambridge Public Health Department announced today that three Cambridge residents have been diagnosed with West Nile virus since late September.


Cambridge Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 27, 2016

In observance of national Domestic Violence Awareness month, Cambridge is hosting a series of events including a vigil at Cambridge City Hall, a discussion and Q&A with author Kathleen Cash, Purple Thursday, and a faith leader workshop.


Potentially Harmful Algal Bloom on Charles River - 9/26 update

September 26, 2016

The Cambridge Public Health Department recommends that people and pets continue to avoid contact with a potentially harmful algal bloom that has formed in the Charles River basin.


Cambridge Restaurant and Bar Staff Get Trained on Preventing Fatal Overdose

September 20, 2016

The cityís License Commission hosted a training in mid-September for Cambridge food and alcohol service establishments on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.


Potentially Harmful Algal Bloom on Charles River

September 12, 2016

The Cambridge Public Health Department recommends that people and pets avoid contact with a potentially harmful algal bloom that has formed in the Charles River basin.


Four-City Prevention Collaborative to Address Underage Drinking

August 22, 2016

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.


West Nile Virus Found in Cambridge Mosquitoes

August 19, 2016

State health officials reported on August 18 that two mosquito samples in Cambridge had tested positive for West Nile virus.


Cambridge Receives a #1 Ranking in Preventing Childhood Obesity from Letís Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

August 8, 2016

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.


Cambridge Celebrates Menís Health Month

June 6, 2016

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.


2016 Nutrition and Physical Activity Mini-Grants Awarded to Cambridge Organizations

May 6, 2016

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.


50 Confirmed Mumps Cases in Harvard Community

May 6, 2016

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.


16 Confirmed Mumps Cases in Harvard Community

March 24, 2016

Sixteen mumps cases have been confirmed among Harvard University students in Cambridge since Feb. 29.


Health Department Program to Educate Cambridge Teens on Prescription Drug Misuse

March 10, 2016

The Cambridge Public Health Department is launching an initiative to reduce prescription drug misuse among the cityís public high school students.


$500 Mini-Grants Available for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Projects

March 7, 2016

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.


Cambridge Celebrates White Ribbon Day

February 23, 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.

MEDIA CONTACT

Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer
617-665-3833
sfeinberg@challiance.org


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