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First Aid Kits Installed in City Buildings

October 31, 2019

First aid kits with opioid overdose reversal medication and defibrillators have been installed in 20 city buildings.

Health Department Invites Residents To Participate in Tick Monitoring Effort

October 22, 2019

Residents are invited to participate in a tick monitoring project led by the Cambridge Public Health Department.

Second Cambridge Resident Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

October 11, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported on Oct. 10 that a second Cambridge resident was diagnosed with West Nile virus.

Cambridge Flu Clinics Begin on Oct. 16

October 4, 2019

The Cambridge Public Health Department will be offering free flu vaccine to people who live or work in Cambridge at three flu clinics this fall.

Minimal Risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Cambridge

September 25, 2019

Cambridge and other communities inside the Interstate 95/Route 128 loop remain at low risk for eastern equine encephalitis infection.

Cambridge Public Health Department Statement on Vaping-Related Lung Injury

September 23, 2019

Federal and state health agencies continue to investigate hundreds of unexplained cases of lung injury among people who use e-cigarettes or other vaping products. As of Sept. 20, clinicians had reported 46 suspected cases to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Cambridge Resident Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

September 13, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Sept. 11 that a Cambridge resident was diagnosed with West Nile virus, the first human case reported in the state this year.

City Hosts Events for National Recovery Month in September

August 29, 2019

In observance of National Recovery Month, Cambridge is hosting events to raise awareness about mental and substance use disorders, celebrate individuals in recovery, and acknowledge the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

West Nile Virus Found in Cambridge Mosquitoes

August 16, 2019

State health officials reported on August 15 that two mosquito samples in Cambridge had tested positive for West Nile virus.

Hoops 'N' Health: Celebrating 26 Years of Making Menís Health & Wellness a Priority

June 3, 2019

The Menís Health League and the Men of Color Task Force are hosting the 26th annual Hoops 'N' Health sports tournament and health fair on Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Hoyt Field (Gilmore St. & Western Ave.) in Cambridge.

Cambridge Celebrates Menís Health Month

June 3, 2019

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.

2019 Healthy Eating and Active Living Mini-Grants Awarded to Cambridge Organizations

May 24, 2019

The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Cambridge in Motion campaign, has awarded a total of $5,000 in mini-grants to ten local organizations to develop activities that promote healthy eating and active living.

Health Department Asks Residents About Top Health Concerns

May 6, 2019

The Cambridge Health Survey, which asks residents about their top health, environmental, and social justice concerns, is open through May 31. Findings will help determine the city's health priorities for the next five years.

Health Department Responds to Confirmed Hepatitis A Case in Trader Joeís Employee

March 20, 2019

The state health department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an employee of Alewife Trader Joeís in Cambridge. State and local health officials believe the risk to the public is very low.

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

March 6, 2019

The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Cambridge in Motion initiative, will award up to ten $500 mini-grants to support community projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity.

City-Led Working Group Issues Recommendations for Strengthening Cambridgeís Response to the Opioid Epidemic

March 6, 2019

The City Managerís Opioid Working Group has identified five recommendations with immediate and longer-term action steps designed to mitigate the challenges of the opioid crisis in Cambridge.

Health Department Releases Summary Results of 2018 Cambridge Teen Health Survey

January 17, 2019

The Cambridge Public Health Department has released summary results from the 2018 Cambridge Teen Health Survey, a survey given every other year to assess the health behaviors of Cambridge public high school students.


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