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Protect Your Baby from Whooping Cough

November 17, 2010

The Cambridge Public Health Department is offering free Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) to Cambridge parents and caregivers of infants.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 12, 2010

In observance of national Domestic Violence Awareness month, Cambridge is hosting a series of events including a vigil at Cambridge City Hall, a roundtable discussion on domestic violence in the music industry, and a relationship summit for teens.

Domestic Violence Prevention Program Wins "Bright Idea" Award from Harvard

October 1, 2010

Cut It Out Cambridge, a domestic violence prevention initiative based at the Cambridge Public Health Deptartment, earned a "Bright Idea" designation from Harvard Universityís Kennedy School of Government.

Emergency Preparedness Begins at Home

September 13, 2010

Massachusetts cities and towns have taken many actions to prepare their communities for a range of health emergencies. Government agencies, however, cannot reach everyone during a disaster. Here are five simple steps that can help individuals and families deal with routine emergencies and major disasters.

Cambridge Healthy Workplace Awards

September 7, 2010

The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and Cambridge Public Health Department are accepting entries for the 2010 Cambridge Healthy Workplace Awards.

State of Emergency Declared Due to Hurricane Earl

September 2, 2010

Due to Hurricane Earl, on Thursday, September 2, at 3:25 p.m., Governor Deval Patrick declared a State of Emergency for the entire Commonwealth. He has activated the Massachusetts National Guard and is requesting a Pre-Landfall Federal Emergency Declaration.

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Cambridge Mosquitoes

August 20, 2010

State health officials reported on Aug. 19 that mosquitoes in Cambridge had tested positive for West Nile virus.

European Fire Ants Discovered in Danehy Park

August 5, 2010

In late July, European fire ants were discovered in Danehy Park and on three residential properties on Bellis Circle adjacent to the park. These ants spread extremely slowly, and have not been detected in other locations in Cambridge.

Health Department Leader Named to NACCHO Board of Directors

July 15, 2010

Claude-Alix Jacob, chief public health officer for the City of Cambridge, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Cambridge Menís Health League Receives National Honor

July 13, 2010

The Cambridge Menís Health League is one of 24 local public health programs nationwide that has been selected to receive a Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

Flooding Information for Residents and Businesses

July 13, 2010

Torrential rainfall on July 10 triggered flash flooding in Cambridge and other communities. About 3.5 inches of rain fell in Cambridge in the span of an hour, damaging some homes, businesses, and city buildings.

New EPA Lead Law to Impact Contractors and Homeowners

July 12, 2010

Renovate, Repair and Paint is a new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The rule went into effect earlier this year, and the Massachusetts Department of Occupational Safety (MDOS) is regulating and enforcing it in the Commonwealth.

Cambridge Celebrates Men's Health Month

May 28, 2010

CAMBRIDGE - The Cambridge Public Health Department and community partners will host the annual Hoops 'N' Health sports tournament, a men's health breakfast, and other events this June to celebrate Men's Health Month.

Cambridge Barbershops Offer Stroke Screenings for Men of Color

April 14, 2010

For American Stroke Month this May, the Menís Health League and the American Stroke Association are hosting the second annual Cambridge Barbershop Tour on Saturday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Just the Way You Like it Barbershop, Nu Image Barbershop, Slyís Barbershop, and Stylistic Unisex Salon.

Guest commentary: Bite-sized advice for healthy baby teeth and beyond

February 15, 2010

Oral health is an often overlooked but pivotal component of childrenís growth and development. As a dentist for over 30 years, Iíve experienced this first-hand, whether it was during humanitarian work in Kenya, Zimbabwe, or South Africa or right here in Massachusetts, where I oversee dental services for Cambridge Health Alliance.

$500 Mini-Grants Available for Health Promotion Activities Targeting Men of Color in Cambridge

January 14, 2010

Funding for this initiative is provided through the Men's Health League, a community partnership to promote men's health in and around the Cambridge community.

Cambridge Expands Biosafety Rules

January 7, 2010

On December 31, 2009, a new Cambridge Biosafety Regulation took effect. This regulation, promulgated by the Cambridge Public Health Commission on October 16, complements an existing ordinance which requires facilities working with recombinant DNA to apply for operating permits from the city.

Flu Vaccine Available for All Cambridge Residents and Workers and Students

January 7, 2010

This year Cambridge public health nurses have been dispensing two vaccines for flu. While delivery of both vaccines was significantly delayed in October and November, we are happy to report that today the vaccine supply, particularly of H1N1, also known as swine flu vaccine, is increasing every week. Seasonal flu vaccine supplies are more limited, but currently we have enough to offer to anyone who wants it.

Cambridge Public Health Department honored for Regional Preparedness Work

January 1, 2010

Emergency preparedness efforts by the Cambridge Public Health Department have received acknowledgement from a national public health organization. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced this week that Massachusetts Public Health Preparedness Region 4b has been recognized as ďPublic Health Ready.Ē Cambridge is one of 27 communities in Region 4b, which surrounds Boston.


Susan Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer

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