Mental Health Screening Kiosk

In partnership with CHNA 7, the Hudson Health Department will unveil Massachusetts’ first publicly accessible mental health screening kiosk at the Hudson Town Hall on October 4, 2016, at 9:00 am.  Guest speakers include Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Kate Hogan.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans suffer from mental illness each year.  Individuals often don’t seek treatment because of fear or stigma.  Placing kiosks in public locations reduces stigma and allows checking in on your behavioral health to become as commonplace as checking your blood pressure.

MindKare® kiosks are freestanding stations that offer a quick way for individuals to check on their mental and behavioral health by providing online self-assessments, information on mental health and behavioral health disorders, and resources for local treatment and support options.

For more information, please contact our office.

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MetroWest Regional Community Health Needs Assessment

MetroWest Regional Community Health Needs Assessment

Health and wellness matters to everyone.  That’s why the Hudson Board of Health is partnering with healthcare and community organizations in the MetroWest region to plan how health and wellness programs can best serve our residents.  We want you to be part of the planning.

If you live or work in Hudson or any other communities listed below, please give us your feedback and suggestions about health services and issues in the region by completing a 10-minute survey.  All responses are completely anonymous.  There are no right or wrong answers.  It’s your opinions that matter!

Survey links:

In English: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHAEngl

Em Português: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHAPort

En Español: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHASpan

This is the report of our last assessment - MetroWest Regional Community Health Needs Assessment 2013, and the Regional Health Improvement Plan 2015.

Communities: Ashland, Framingham, Foxborough, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Millis, Milford, Natick, Norfolk, Northborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Westborough and Wrentham.

Sponsoring Organizations: Advocates, Community Health Coalition of MetroWest (CHNA-7), Framingham Board of Health, Hudson Board of Health, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Marlborough Hospital, MetroWest Free Medical Program, MetroWest Health Foundation, and MetroWest Medical Center.

Thank you for your participation!

Free Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Do you know that you can have individual Tobacco Counseling Session for FREE if you live in Hudson?

The Hudson Health Department is pleased to announce the establishment of our Smoking Cessation Counseling Program.  Our Community Health Worker is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, who was specially trained to provide treatment for individuals who want to quit using tobacco.  Our tobacco cessation sessions offer individualized treatment and use comprehensive, evidence-based assessments and treatment strategies that are proven to help individuals quit and stay tobacco free.  We also offer information about effective medications to help you to quit.

This counseling program is for Hudson residents only. There is no cost to participate in this program. You can schedule your appointment by calling Lanie Silva (978) 562-3150.  Available in English and Portuguese.

Trader Joe's Issues Voluntary Recall of Triple Ginger Brew

Trader Joe's of Monrovia, CA is issuing a voluntary recall of all codes purchased from 11/9/15 through 12/14/15 of Triple Ginger Brew (SKU 51857) due to reports of unopened bottles potentially bursting. Although the ginger brew does not pose a health risk if consumed, all product has been removed from store shelves and destroyed. No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date.

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State Without StigMA

FOR HELP: 1-800-327-5050 (tty: 1-800-439-2370)

It’s the state’s greatest public health threat – addiction to powerful opioid painkillers. This epidemic kills about four people each day in the Commonwealth.

But you can help. By changing the way you think about, talk about and treat people with addiction. 

The stigma of drug misuse keeps people from seeking treatment. Words like “junkie,” “addict” and “druggie” can hurt, damaging self-image and standing in the way of recovery. Addiction is not a choice. It’s a chronic disease similar to diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. 

Get the facts and embrace a community that needs our support. Join us as we make Massachusetts a #StateWithoutStigMA.

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