Executive Committee Meetings/Minutes, Bylaws and Governance, Financials

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


Public Health Jobs Available – See the Latest Postings- 11/4/2020: Foxborough – Director of Public Health. 

Phase 2 Vaccines for 75+ Residents Targeting Most Vulnerable

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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Fall MAHB 2020 Certificate Program Postponed

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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


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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Examining the effect of information channel on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

 R. Piltch-Loeb, E. Savoia, B. Goldberg, B. Hughes, T. Verhey, J. Kayyem, C. Miller-Idriss, MA. Testa  Read More

Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Socio-demographics, Co-Morbidity and Past Racial Discrimination

Elena Savoia, Rachael Piltch-Loeb, Beth Goldberg, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Brian Hughes, Juliette Kayyem, Alberto Montrond, Marcia A Testa –    Read More 

Dr. Testa, President of MAHB,  and Drs. Savoia and Piltch-Loeb, faculty in the MAHB Certificate Program, are all members of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) program and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Vaccination December 31, 2020 Requirement Deadline Approaches

This is a reminder that all children 6 months of age or older who attend Massachusetts childcare, pre-school, K-12, and colleges and universities must receive the flu vaccine on or before December 31, 2020. This includes: • K-12 students participating in remote...

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Local Town COVID-19 Metrics Reporting

Many towns throughout Massachusetts are producing local town COVID-19 metrics dashboards.  Today, we are highlighting the metrics dashboard of Wellesley, MA. This dashboard distinguishes itself because of its Wellesley Public School (WPS) metrics statistics displayed...

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Featured Public Health Jobs

11/04/2020: TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH:Director of Public Health Excellent Local Public Health Leadership Opportunity.  The Town of Foxborough is seeking to hire a Director of Public Health to provide highly qualified, strategic leadership and communication for the Health...

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DESE COVID-19 School Guidances

The number of issues that have been arising regarding educational delivery formats (in-person, remote, and hybrid (both in-person and remote) and school organized activities for K-12 children in Massachusetts continues to grow.  In addition to the Department of Public...

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Revised LBOH Checklist Notice of Violation Orders Template

NOTICE OF VIOLATION UNDER MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY COVID ORDERS AND M.G.L. c. 111, §§ 122, 123:   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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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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