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.

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

An Act Modernizing Tobacco Control

February 27, 2020 NEW -  SAMPLE REGULATION RESTRICTING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS Due to the new tobacco law, local Boards of Health should review their current tobacco regulations and adopt new regulations or bylaws as  required.  Please review the sample...

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Legal Handbook Revision -Update

JANUARY 18, 2020. The legal handbook is undergoing a final review and will be available shortly.  We are currently adding sections explaining the new tobacco law "An Act Modernizing Tobacco Control" passed on December 11, 2019.  Check back soon for the next update.

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