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Leveraging Resources, Learning from Each Other

By Kayla Romanelli, Program Associate, Tufts Health Plan Foundation “How many people in the room feel maxed out?” A few brave participants slowly raised their hands. Then another question, “How many people in the room wish they had a road map to achieve their goals?”...

Fighting Chronic Illnesses with Evidence-Based Programs

By Rob Schreiber, MD, Medical Director, Massachusetts Healthy Living Center of Excellence I often find myself doing things that only five years ago were being done by others. Self-checkout at the grocery store, online banking, arranging travel, self-education, and...

Improving Walkability in Fall River

By Jaime Corliss and Ben Wood, MDPH and Julie Kelly, Fall River Mass in Motion Public health people love to talk about Policy, Systems and Environmental change (PSE for short). You probably have an understanding of what this concept means (and you may be sick of...

What are you doing for Falls Prevention Awareness Day?

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, but there are many ways that older adults can prevent falls, including: Exercise to improve strength and balance, Good nutrition that includes plenty of calcium and vitamin D, Reviewing medications to avoid...

Using the MA Healthy Aging Data Report to Understand, Engage and Act

By Elizabeth Costello, JSI; Project Manager, www.mahealthyagingcollaborative.org Have you explored the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report or downloaded your city or town’s Community Profile? How are you using the data report to improve the health of older adults...

Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids

By Allison Hackbarth, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. - Project Manager, Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month? Now is the perfect time to get the word out about the importance of...