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Posted on: September 7, 2023

September Is National Preparedness Month

FEMA: Make a plan to prepare for disasters

Older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the multitude of extreme weather events and emergencies we now face, especially if they are living alone, have low-income, have a disability, or live in rural areas. 

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

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Suicide can affect anyone regardless of age, ability, gender, race, sexual orientation, income level, religion, or background, and it is overall the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10–34....

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Mosquito Arbovirus Update

Massachusetts Department of Public Health tests for EEE and WNV from June to October. Please check back during the testing season to view local risk levels and daily case data.

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Take the Community Health Equity Survey!

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To improve the health of everyone in Massachusetts, we need to center the voices of people and communities who have been long denied an equal chance at health. The Community Health Equity Survey is an opportunity for residents to share their experiences a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Free Air Quality Index Tool

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Millions of people live in areas where air pollution can cause serious health problems. Local air quality can affect our daily lives. Like the weather, it can change from day to day. Be sure to check the current air quality before going outside, and take ...

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