Executive Committee, Bylaws and Governance
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DPH COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Needed Information
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
Massachusetts Association of Health Boards
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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
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Monday, July 6, 2020, marked the beginning of the first part of phase three in Massachusetts. Businesses and industries that have been closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed to reopen. Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday said phase four will not...
Cheryl Sbarra, J.D., Appointed Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards Cheryl Sbarra, J.D., has been appointed the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards (MAHB) by a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors. ...
Accelerating Improvements in the Massachusetts Local Public Health System The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the local public health system in Massachusetts is not adequately structured, staffed, or financed to meet large scale public health challenges. This action...
New COVID-19 reopening guidelines have been issued by the Governor's Office in conjunction with the Department of Public Health. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to...
Shared Services Update The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has awarded four additional State Action for Public Health Excellence (SAPHE) Program grants for FY21. The SAPHE Program (formerly the Massachusetts Municipal Public Health Shared Services...
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that it is preparing to distribute up to $502 million from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to local cities and towns for eligible costs related to the COVID-19 response effort. The Administration is also providing guidance to local municipalities on this formal distribution process and establishing protocols to maximize the use of federal resources and promote compliance with federal restrictions. To read more, please go to
There will be three opportunities to attend. Attend one or more. Different simultaneous educational tracks in Taunton and Marlborough provide an opportunity to attend both sessions with different content. The session in Northampton will be only one track. Sessions will be held on October 17th at the Blue Bonnet’s Event Room in Northampton, on November 7th at the Holiday Inn in Taunton and on November 14th, at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough. The program is currently being developed. However you may download the 2019 program as an example.