The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently informed the Brookline Department of Public Health that the CHESTNUT HILL RESERVOIR in CLEVELAND CIRCLE currently has a blue-green algae bloom which can cause illness in both humans and animals.
The Brookline Department of Public Health recommends that people keep themselves and their pets from coming into contact with water from that reservoir. For more information, visit www.algaebloom.
International Yoga Day ~ Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Cypress Field* across from Brookline High School
Let's unify: Black pants and white top.
FREE and open to public; bring your own mat or towel.
Larisa Forman, Down Under School of Yoga
Tatyana Souza, Coolidge Corner Yoga
Josh Knowles, Violin
Sponsored by: Brookline Departments of Public Health and Recreation;
Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations.
To RSVP and for more information: 617-730-2336; firstname.lastname@example.org
*Rain location - Schluntz Gym in BHS
I’ve been asked many times what population health is. Wikipedia defines it as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group." It is in essence, a strategic plan to improve the health of the entire population.
Health is a dynamic state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. (WHO, 1998)
Public Health is “What we, as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy." (IOM 1988).
- Prevents epidemics and the spread of disease
- Prevents injuries
- Promotes and encourages healthy behavior
- Responds to disasters
- Assures the quality and accessibility of Health Services
“Population health is public health”
- A medical model saves lives one person at a time
- Public Health saves lives millions at a time.
Through public health achievements life expectancy in the United States has increased from 47.3 years in 1900 to 78.1 years in 1996. That’s a 25+ years of life improvement.
Dr. Swannie Jett, Health Commissioner of Public Health, asks that you contact the Brookline Health Department at 617-730-2300 with any questions or requests for additional information.