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Letís Move Cambridge Honored by National League of Cities

November 29, 2012

Cambridge was honored on Nov. 29 by the National League of Cities for meeting key health and wellness goals for Letís Move, First Lady Michelle Obamaís national initiative to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.

Two Health Department Staff Receive Food Heroes Award

October 17, 2012

The Cambridge Public Health Department's Josefine Wendel and Dawn Olcott will be honored as "Cambridge Food Heroes" by Mayor Henrietta Davis.

Join the Medical Reserve Corps

September 4, 2012

Find out how you can protect your loved ones and help others during a disaster by joining your local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

Four Cambridge Residents Diagnosed with West Nile Virus this Season

August 31, 2012

State health officials reported today that two more Cambridge residents have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. One resident is a woman in her 40s and the other resident is a woman in her 70s. Neither woman was hospitalized and both are recovering from the illness.

Second Cambridge Resident Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

August 23, 2012

State health officials reported today that a second Cambridge resident has been diagnosed with West Nile virus.

Cambridge Senior Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

August 15, 2012

State health officials announced on Aug. 15 that a Cambridge resident in his 60ís had been diagnosed with West Nile virus. The man is currently hospitalized but is expected to make a full recovery.

Algae Bloom on Charles River Poses Possible Health Risks

June 26, 2012

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends that people and pets avoid contact with a potentially toxic algae bloom that formed in the Charles River basin last week.

Cambridge Celebrates Menís Health Month

June 12, 2012

The Menís Health League announced mini-grant awards and will co-sponsor the annual Hoops ĎNí Health sports tournament this June in celebration of Menís Health Month.

Letís Move Cambridge Awards Five Mini-Grants

May 25, 2012

Letís Move Cambridge has awarded $500 mini-grants to five Cambridge organizations and schools to develop healthy eating and fitness activities for the children and families they serve.

New Technology to Improve Emergency Response to Subway Terror Attack

May 9, 2012

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on two national anti-terrorism projects designed to detect the release of hazardous substances on a subway system and minimize harm to riders and the community.

Health Department Awarded Grant To Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

March 30, 2012

As part of Mass in Motion in Middlesex County, the Cambridge Public Health Department will receive up to $300,000 over five years to promote healthy eating and physical activity through policy and environmental approaches.

Cambridge Tuberculosis Program Honored at World No TB Day Event

March 29, 2012

Cambridge Health Alliance received an Institutional Partner Award from the Medical Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis on Tuesday, March 27. The Cambridge Tuberculosis Program is led by the Cambridge Public Health Department, which is part of Cambridge Health Alliance.

Letís Move Cambridge To Award Mini Grants

February 17, 2012

Five $500 mini grants will be awarded to fund projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity among Cambridge kids and teens.

Community Reps Needed for Biotech Safety Committees

February 10, 2012

The Cambridge Public Health Department is seeking volunteers to serve as community representatives on institutional biotech safety committees, and is hosting a free training for interested residents on March 12-13 at The Cambridge Hospital.


Susan Feinberg, MPH
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