The A-Z Topics Index provides links to an alphabetical index of programs and information within the Health and Human Services Portal. The Index is a work in progress, so please check back often to find new topics.
Prevention, treatment, and recovery information and services related to substance abuse.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia among older adults.
Resources to help understand and obtain support for this developmental disability that affects communication and social interaction.
Basic facts about bed bugs and how to prevent and control infestations (English, Portuguese and Spanish).
Basic facts, research, statistics and resources about different types of cancer, including causes, prevention, control and treatment.
Public Health facts about chickenpox.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases asthma
Causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention and statistics on over 50 infectious, transmittable diseases, in multiple languages.
Information and resources about sports-related head injury from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.
Learn about the different types of diabetes and how diabetes can be prevented and controlled.
All you need to know about influenza: basic facts, prevention, treatment, and statistics, as well as guidance and materials for organizations that are involved with flu vaccination clinics. Listen and watch podcasts on a variety of flu topics.
The CDC provides information and educational materials for women and health care providers to raise awareness about the five main gynecologic cancers.
Learn the basics about heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke; identify causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment for each.
Find out about resources, services, treatments, and hotlines available for persons who are HIV positive.
Most people with kidney disease are not aware of their condition. Keep kidneys healthy by controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure.
Information and resources about diseases that are spread by tick bites, including Lyme disease, babesiosis, tularemia, and anaplasmosis. Learn how you can protect yourself.
Public Health fact sheet on measles provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
If you or a loved one are dealing with a mental health issue such as depression or schizophrenia and have questions about how to apply for mental health services, how to get help with medication decisions, or where to turn for rehabilitative/recovery support and services, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) can help. Explore resources and tools to help improve the health and wellness of residents with psychiatric illness as well as information for everyone interested in making healthy changes. Also learn about the Mass Support Network, recovery learning communities, accredited DMH psychiatric hospitals, and more.
Information on organ transplant services including how to obtain help from the Organ Transplant Fund and requesting a donor card.
Basic facts about rabies, as well as specific guidance on controlling bats which are well-known carriers of rabies.
Learn about preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as part of family planning as well as services for diagnosing and treating STDs.
Information and resources about TB testing and treatment; research; laws and regulations; and health advisories and alerts.
Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are often under diagnosed and serious, but preventable medical conditions.