Massachusetts law requires that students enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree granting program in a Massachusetts college, university or other institution of higher learning participate in a school-sponsored student health program (SHP) or an alternate health plan with comparable coverage.
As required by state regulations (102 CMR 7.09 and 105 CMR 220.00), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has established the following requirements for attendance at child care, preschool, kindergarten, school, and college. The site outlines the immunizations and number of doses required in each setting.
EOHHS A-Z Topic Index Health Topics provide links to a categorical index of programs and information within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Website.
CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey: Alcohol and Drugs on American College Campuses
The Core Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose main purpose is to assist institutions of higher education in drug and alcohol prevention efforts.
Monitoring the Future Study
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of some 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991.) In addition, annual follow-up questionnaires are mailed to a sample of each graduating class for a number of years after their initial participation.
Fatality Alcohol Related (FARS) data
The mission of the Impaired Driving Division is to develop partnerships to cooperatively save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related health care and economic costs resulting from impaired driving (alcohol and other drugs).
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
The YRBSS was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States.
Highway Safety Division
The GHSB annually charts and analyzes Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles data compiled from police department crash reports. This data is used to evaluate statewide, community, and special populations crash, fatality and serious injury trends. Having this information is key to properly planning and conducting life-saving highway safety programs to reduce death, injury and economic loss on our roadways.
This information is provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health.