Last week, the Massachusetts legislature passed a $52.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). Here are some of the items that support older adults and healthy aging: Continue reading
In partnership with the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, the Human Service Transportation (HST) Office has debuted two new webpages to share information about MassHealth transportation with members: Continue reading
Participate in a free Zoom training that will give you the knowledge and materials you need to share awareness about dementia. Continue reading
The U.S. has officially transitioned the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988 – an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care.
The lifeline, which also links to the Veterans Crisis Line, follows a three-year joint effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to put crisis care more in reach for people in need. Continue reading
As part of the Benchmarking Project from the League of American Bicyclists to report and analyze public data about biking and walking, the organization is publishing fact sheets on biking and walking for each of the 50 states and 76 cities.
The project is part of an effort to better publicize existing data to understand how cities or states can get more people safely and easily biking, walking and rolling to everyday destinations, and therefore get more people physically active. Continue reading
Dangerous By Design 2022, a report issued annually by Smart Growth America, provides the most up-to-date look at the preventable epidemic of people struck and killed while walking. The report ranks the most dangerous states and metro areas in the United States based on traffic fatalities from 2016 to 2020. Continue reading
The Baker Administration announced the selection of community based behavioral health organizations to bring online 25 Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHCs) that will expand access to routine, urgent and crisis treatment for mental health conditions and substance use disorders starting in January 2023. Continue reading