Executive Committee, Bylaws and Governance

Does your health department need help with MAVEN case tracking  and isolation and contact tracing and quarantine –then click on Learn about the Community Tracing Collaborative

 

$502 Million Federal COVID-19 Relief Fund to Cities and Towns

Tobacco Control - Legal Victory for Local Public Health

The Massachusetts Appeals Court dismisses Cumberland Farms, Inc.’s argument that “Jazz” cigars are not flavored tobacco products, and affirms the Yarmouth Board of Health’s suspension of the store’s tobacco sales permit

The New Look At Nicotine Addiction

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MAHB 2020 Certificate Program

Photo: Marcia Benes and Ron O’Connor, 11/2019 Certificate Program

Healthy Food Initiatives

Making healthier foods are more accessible in the retail food environment, especially among under-served populations is an important public health goal. The healthy choice should be the easy choice – the default choice.

Marijuana

In November 2012, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana ballot initiative. The vote was 63% to 37%, with only 2 municipalities voting against it. The MDPH was charged with promulgating regulations relative to medical marijuana and administering a distribution program.

MASS in Motion

Mass in Motion is a statewide movement that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living. Working with communities, schools, childcare centers, and businesses to create changes that make it easy for people to eat better and move more, MASS in Motion helps residents to eat healthy and live well.

September 8th, 9:30 – 11:00am – Register Free.

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Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

MAHB’s mission is to assist and support boards of health in meeting their statutory and service responsibilities, through programs of education, technical assistance, representation, and resource development.

Massachusetts Boards of Health are responsible under general laws, state and local regulations, for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community.

COVID-19 -- Legal BOH Guidance from the Massachusetts Association of Health Board

We will be posting guidance’s and recommendations for common legal public health questions that we have been receiving. Please click on the following link to view our latest set of guidance’s and recommendations.

COVID- 19 - Health-Related BOH Guidance from the Masschusetts Association of Health Boards

We will be posting guidance’s and recommendations for common health-related questions that we have been receiving. Please click on the following link to view our latest set of guidance’s and recommendations.  

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News & Announcements

New COVID-19 Legal Enforcement/Reopening Question

Are Smoking Bars, as defined in G.L. c. 270, § 22 permitted to be open during Phase III – Step 1?     No. State law defines a smoking bar as “an establishment that: (i) exclusively occupies an enclosed indoor space and is primarily engaged in the retail sale of...

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Latest August 14th DPH COVID-19 Guidance from DPH

The August 14, 2020, Friday 9:00AM DPH call with local public health heard from officials regarding  updates on a number of COVID-19 guidance's including travel exceptions, flu clinics, the preparedness management software PrepMod,, school reopenings, workforce mental...

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New LBOH Checklist Notice of Violation Orders Template

NOTICE OF VIOLATION UNDER MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY COVID ORDERS AND M.G.L. c. 111, § 122:   While the nuisance statute is cited herein, fines for violation of the nuisance statute are probably best left until a Cease and Desist Order is issued.  Check with your...

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LBOH Information on the Mass Travel Ban

Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to...

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New Local BOH COVID-19 Checklist Cease and Desist Order Template

Local Boards of Health are currently faced with enforcing emergency orders issued by the Governor.  MAHB has added a new template under the legal alerts frequently asked Questions — see Question 1.017.  This COVID-19 Checklist template can be used for a variety of violations including: business, organization, or other non-business enterprise openings; wearing of masks or facial coverings; isolation and quarantine; maximum premises capacity;  indoor and/or outdoor entertainment;  proper “social distancing” of  patrons or guests; food service preparation and delivery; indoor and/or outdoor recreational activities; summer day camps; day care services or  congregate living facilities? If as a Board of Health you need to enforce these orders, get a copy of our generic COVID-19 Checklist Cease and Desist LBOH Order that can be issued to cover any one of these areas.

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