Tools & Resources

Report: Equality and Equity: Advancing the LGBT Community in Massachusetts

The Fenway Institute published a report yesterday with Boston Foundation’s Boston Indicators Research Center that describes demographic data on the LGBT community, pro-LGBT policies and services, and challenges that continue to face this community. Read…

EATS 102: New CDC Course for Investigating Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The skills needed to investigate outbreaks of foodborne illness are different from those needed to inspect restaurants. EATS 101 and 102, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), address environmental assessments and the critical…

State Strategies to Improve Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment Services under Medicaid and CHIP

A new report from the National Academy for State Health Policy, State Strategies to Improve Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment Services under Medicaid and CHIP,  “details the potential health impacts of lead toxicity in children and Centers…

Addressing Environmental Site Hazards at Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Policy Strategies

Identifying and remedying site hazards before a child care facility is licensed, as well as during facility operations, can help prevent and reduce harmful exposures to staff and children. A new paper from the Environmental…