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Ragan, Ali11/17/2017 3:48 PM0 
Born in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement has made its way across the world and touched many lives in Boston in the past decade.  Supported widely among Boston residents, including our very own Patriots' and Bruins' players, organizations such as Dana Farber, the Harvard Hospitals Network, local restaurants and many more, Movember has truly become part of a November tradition in Boston.
NoNoYes11/17/2017 4:03 PM11/17/2017 4:03 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/14/2017 5:00 PM0 
​Tomorrow, Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University's School of Public Health, will present on gun violence as a public health issue, advocating towards solutions like restricting the availability of guns, making guns safer, and rethinking concealed-carry laws.
NoYesYes11/15/2017 8:42 AM11/15/2017 8:42 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/6/2017 2:44 PM0 
​Thinking about getting a tattoo? Here's what you need to know to do so safely.
NoNoYes11/6/2017 2:51 PM11/6/2017 2:52 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/2/2017 3:08 PM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has been awarded a $100,000 community grant through the Aetna Foundation's Cultivating Healthy Communities program. The funds will be used to implement a promotional campaign for the Green & Clean business recognition program, which works to reduce occupational and environmental health exposures in auto shops, nail salons, and hair salons in Boston.
NoYesYes11/2/2017 3:09 PM11/2/2017 3:09 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/1/2017 9:00 AM0 
In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Food Access (OFA) and the City of Boston Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), the Boston Public Health Commission developed a Community Food Resources List and Map.
YesNoYes11/1/2017 8:36 AM11/1/2017 8:37 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina10/28/2017 9:30 AM0 
Today, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services (ORS), the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and the Boston Police Department (BPD) are encouraging Bostonians to play a role in curbing the misuse and theft of prescription drugs by dropping of their expired, unused, and unwanted medications at 11 disposal kiosks located around the city.
NoYesYes10/28/2017 9:18 AM10/28/2017 9:19 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina10/27/2017 1:45 PM0 
The grant will serve 180 Latina women and their children in Entre Familia, a City residential substance use treatment program that offers culturally sensitive, gender-specific care and services.
NoYesYes10/27/2017 4:10 PM10/27/2017 4:12 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/23/2017 10:42 AM0 
Did you know that lead paint is the most common source of lead exposure in children, and is common in homes built before 1978? Since most homes in Boston were built before 1978, children in Boston are at increased risk of lead exposure. Lead exposure often leads to lead poisoning, which may cause developmental delays, neurologic changes, abdominal pain, and irritability. Children are exposed to lead mostly through lead paint in their homes, through the ingestion and inhalation of leaded dust and chips from deteriorating lead paint or soil contaminated with lead in their yards.
NoNoYes10/23/2017 10:49 AM10/23/2017 10:49 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina10/17/2017 9:10 AM0 
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor's Office of Recovery Services, the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and Boston University today announced the completion of a mural on the Finland Building at 774 Albany Street in Boston.​
NoYesYes10/27/2017 3:49 PM10/27/2017 4:11 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/16/2017 9:00 AM0 
The 2017 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Antibiotic Resistance. Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of a medicine to which they were once sensitive. Thus this medicine is unable to treat and cure an infection caused by that bacterium. Antibiotic resistance is rising in all parts of the world. Tuberculosis and gonorrhea are some of the infections that are becoming harder to treat. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics have made them become less effective. Poor infection prevention and control also add to this problem.
NoNoYes10/11/2017 2:24 PM10/11/2017 2:24 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/15/2017 9:00 AM0 
HIV continues to be a serious threat to the health of Latinos. In 2015, Latinos made up about one quarter of all new cases of HIV in the United States; despite only making up 18% of the total US population. There has also been a rise of HIV cases among Latino men who have sex with men (MSM).
NoNoYes10/10/2017 9:41 AM10/10/2017 9:41 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/15/2017 9:00 AM0 
El VIH continúa ser una seria amenaza para la salud de latinos. En 2015, los latinos representaban casi una cuarta parte de todos los nuevos casos estimados de infección por el VIH en los Estados Unidos a pesar de sólo representar alrededor del 18% de la población total de Estados Unidos. También ha habido un aumento de casos de VIH entre hombres latinos que tienen relaciones sexuales con hombres (HSH).
NoNoYes10/10/2017 9:43 AM10/10/2017 9:43 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/12/2017 10:23 AM0 
Yesterday at the Board of Health meeting, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) introduced the newly selected 2017-2019 Health Equity Advisory Committee. The diverse, 10-member group will advise the BPHC in the development of policy matters, communications, data, and inclusive community engagement practices.
NoYesYes10/12/2017 10:25 AM10/12/2017 10:25 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/11/2017 9:00 AM0 
​Today, the Boston Board of Health will announce the new Health Equity Advisory Committee, a 10-member group which will advise the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) in the development of policy matters, communications, data, and inclusive community engagement practices.  
NoYesYes10/11/2017 1:18 PM10/11/2017 1:18 PMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina10/4/2017 11:00 AM0 
An estimated 2,000 Boston Public Schools (BPS) students from more than 15 elementary, middle, and K-8 schools took to the streets today as part of Walk to School Day, a biannual event in the district. Today coincides with International Walk to School Day and is part of Safe Routes to School Boston, a city-wide initiative aimed at making walking to school safe, popular, and fun.
NoYesYes10/6/2017 2:15 PM10/6/2017 2:15 PMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina10/4/2017 9:15 AM0 
Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) has been awarded to help Bostonians receive housing, treatment and recovery support services
NoYesYes10/4/2017 9:50 AM10/4/2017 9:50 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/28/2017 9:57 AM0 
​It can be difficult to know what to do when it comes to testing for prostate cancer. Here's what men need to know.
NoNoYes9/28/2017 10:15 AM9/29/2017 8:53 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/28/2017 9:00 AM0 
September 28 is World Rabies Day! Rabies is a deadly, but preventable virus that causes more than 59,000 deaths each year worldwide. It is most often transmitted through the bite of an animal that has the virus. Rabies can be found all around the world. More than 90% of all animal rabies cases reported each year in the United States occur in wild animals. The animals most commonly infected with rabies include raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes. Canine rabies, which is responsible for rabies spreading from dog-to-dog, has been eliminated in the United States.
NoNoYes9/26/2017 7:15 AM9/26/2017 7:15 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/27/2017 9:00 AM0 
​September 27 is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Although only 2% of the US population, gay and bisexual men account for more than half of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States. If trends continue, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, including 1 in 2 black gay and bisexual men, 1 in 4 Latino gay and bisexual men, and 1 in 11 white gay and bisexual men. Let's stop this cycle! If you are a gay or bisexual man, follow these tips to protect yourself.
NoNoYes9/14/2017 1:22 PM9/14/2017 1:22 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/26/2017 12:39 PM0 
​Looking for resources to help find information about loved ones affected by Hurricane Maria? The Office of Emergency Management has supplied a list of resources, as well as provided information about ways to volunteer and help with relief efforts.
NoNoYes9/26/2017 12:45 PM9/26/2017 12:45 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/21/2017 9:40 AM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has identified a scam after being notified that a number of nail salons have received calls from someone identifying themselves as a city or state inspector, and requesting the salon owner's credit card number to pay an inspection fee.
NoYesYes9/21/2017 9:41 AM9/21/2017 9:41 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/20/2017 9:00 AM0 
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced the launch of the "We CAN Make a Difference" public awareness campaign. The campaign highlights Boston's continued effort to lead the nation in reducing the overall infant mortality rate and ensure that every corner of the City of Boston has access to services and resources that will help give all infants an equal chance for a healthy start. The announcement was made during National Infant Mortality Awareness month, when communities nationwide take action around infant mortality.
NoYesYes9/20/2017 2:05 PM9/20/2017 2:05 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/18/2017 9:00 AM0 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people aged 55 and older accounted for 26% of the estimated 1.2 million people living with diagnosed or undiagnosed HIV infection in the United States in 2013. Furthermore, older Americans are more likely than younger Americans to find out about their HIV infection late in the course of their disease.
NoNoYes9/14/2017 1:16 PM9/14/2017 1:16 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/14/2017 8:02 AM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) announced yesterday that its HelpSteps phone application and website will serve as a statewide database to connect people to available health services, thanks to a new collaboration between BPHC, Boston Children's Hospital and Mass211.
NoYesYes9/14/2017 8:03 AM9/14/2017 8:03 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/13/2017 12:13 PM0 
Today, the Boston Board of Health will announce a new collaboration that will connect residents with more than 20,000 health services. The board will also hear updates on the City's engagement center pilot.  
NoYesYes9/13/2017 12:14 PM9/13/2017 12:14 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/11/2017 9:00 AM0 
What do teachers, nurses, physicians, retirees, students, and other community members all have in common?  They can all be found volunteering with the Boston Medical Reserve Corps (Boston MRC).
NoNoYes9/8/2017 3:44 PM9/8/2017 3:44 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/7/2017 11:41 AM0 
​This September is the annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the US Department of Homeland Security. Founded following 9/11, this month is dedicated to increasing the preparedness of all communities throughout the United States. Preparedness is a shared responsibility and it takes the whole community's involvement; Boston isn't prepared unless you are!
NoNoYes9/7/2017 11:42 AM9/7/2017 11:42 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/29/2017 1:40 PM0 
Boston EMS mourns the passing of Captain Robert Y. Haley, 'Sarge', one of the most respected and influential members of the department. Often seen wearing khakis, a bullet-lined belt and polo shirt, Haley had a demeanor that commanded respect. With the middle name of 'York', his nickname dates back to when he was a young boy in South Boston, in honor of Sergeant Alvin York, a decorated World War I hero and Medal of Honor recipient. While Captain Haley proved to be a hero in his own right on April 15, 2013, it is important to pay homage to the many qualities, qualifications and accomplishments that made him such a vital member of Boston EMS and the public safety community.
NoYesYes8/29/2017 1:44 PM8/29/2017 1:44 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/29/2017 9:00 AM0 
​September 1st marks the start to a lot of changes. Summer is coming to an end too soon, fall is about to begin, and Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. It's also the day many Bostonians move to new homes and apartments, ready to make their new space their own. With moving, however, comes the risk for some unwanted houseguests – bedbugs.
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Ragan, Ali8/28/2017 9:00 AM0 
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we will highlight the importance of vaccinations in people of all ages.  This week's blog focuses on the importance of vaccines for preteens and teens. 
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