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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) - Date of Record 11/04/19

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Handout Image. Protect yourself against this virus.

A hard frost is defined meteorologically as two consecutive hours of temperatures below 28 degrees Fahrenheit or three hours below 32 degrees. Therefore, we are messaging that the dusk to dawn restriction may be lifted. There may be pockets of activity in...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Celebrity Webinar Series - Months of October & December 2019 and January 2020

Please click the Flier link below for details about these 4 separate webinars.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Drug Courts: Where Justice, Treatment, and Recovery Meet - November 20 - 21, 2019

Please click the following link to Register and View Event Information: Drug Courts Conference

Register Today!

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Under Construction! November 21, 2019

Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention and Education (SCAPE) Presents:

Dr. Ruth Potee is a nationally renowned speaker and expert. She will discuss brain development and teen risk taking, including alcohol, vaping, and substance use.

Free and open to...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Important Changes to MassHealth Member Co-Pays

What is changing?  MassHealth has eliminated co-payments on products that help people quit smoking, including nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) like gum, patches, and lozenges. Effective immediately, this regulation extends to all Mas...

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Health Department
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Vaping Public Health Emergency Order - Date of Record September 24, 2019

Date of Record: September 24, 2019

On September 24, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, with the approval of Governor Charlie Baker and the Public Health Council, issued an order to temporarily prohibit the sale ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

My Life, My Quit- Teen Vaping Cessation Resource

 As the vaping epidemic continues to affect our youth, here is a teen tobacco cessation resource to share in your schools and communities.The My Life, My Quit program offers:

  • A free and confidential service for teens who want help quitting all for...
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Health Department
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Vaping Video Available!

The audience for this video is adults and the video provides a brief overview of vaping stats, products, and the messages of our New Look of Nicotine Addiction campaign. A link to the video is on the Make Smoking History YouTube page:

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Let's Talk Turkey

Please click the Let's Talk Turkey Flier below for details.


For more information, please visit:  www.foodsafety.gov


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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Save the Date! December 5, 2019

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Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester Annual Meeting & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Annual Report out. To be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, 65 Tainter Street, Worcester, MA 01610.

Health Department
Posted on: October 16, 2019

BSAS Statewide Substance Use Prevention Conference - December 10, 2019

For full details, please click the BSAS Statewide Substance Use Prevention Conference link below.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Latina Support Group - Every Wednesday beginning August 7, 2019

The Worcester Family Resource Center invites ALL Hispanic Women to register for this ongoing group. Please see flier for details.

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Polystyrene Reduction Ban Bylaw - Effective January 1, 2020

In summary, this bylaw is to promote safe, reusable, and sustainable alternatives. It will also enhance both public and environmental health and reduce waste management issues.

Please click the Polystyrene Reduction Ban Bylaw Letter & Flier li...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7, 2020

For more information, please contact: Carla Whitlow at 508-755-3773, Ext. 25 or email cwhitlow@aidsprojectworcester.org

Please click the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day flier link below.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Peer Recovery Support Group - Road to Recovery

Every Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Rebecca Zwicker, Recovery Coach at FRESH START 508, 16 Austin Street, Worcester. Please see flier for details and contact information.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Tips on how to maintain your septic system

The Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA's) SepticSmart initiative helps to ensure this!

Please visit https://www.epa.gov/septicsmart for more information about septic systems, and visit https://shrewsburyma.gov/stormwater&...

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