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The mission of the Massachusetts Health Officers Association is to assist and support staff of local health departments in meeting their statutory responsibilities to the public through programs of education, technical assistance, representation, and resource development, and by providing educational and informational programs to the general public on public health topics.
MHOA is recognized as and regarded by members and other agencies as an effective professional group representing and advocating for local public and environmental health.
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The national menu labeling law (which requires chain restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores with 20 or more outlets to label calories) is set to go into effect May 2018. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued new draft guidance for menu labeling, answering industry questions about how to comply.read more
On December 1, 2017, the Department of Public Health’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program’s amended regulations will go into effect. Significant changes include lowering the definition of lead poisoning to a venous blood lead level of 10 µg/dL and streamlining the deleading requirements, making it easier and more affordable for owners to delead.read more