WELCOME

The Berkshire County Boards of Health Association (BCBOHA) is a professional, educational organization serving the 32 local boards of health in Berkshire County, MA.  BCBOHA also serves as the Berkshire County Emergency Preparedness Coalition.

BREAKING NEWS

The following free public flu vaccination clinics have been scheduled throughout the County and are provided in collaboration with Berkshire Public Health Alliance’s Public Health Nursing Program and Fairview Hospital.  To download a flu permission form in advance, please click here.
 
  • The flu vaccine and the flu mist are available at no charge to individuals ages 6 months and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card(s) with you.
  • Please wear short sleeves, or a shirt that has easily rolled-up sleeves.
DATE COMMUNITY TIME LOCATION ADDRESS
9/29/14 Peru 3-5:30 Town Hall 7 E. Main Rd.
9/30/14 North Adams 12-3 Council Chambers 10 Main Street
10/1/14 Great Barrington 12-2 Housy Dome 1064 Main Street Housatonic, MA 01236
10/1/14 Great Barrington 3-6 Town Hall 334 Main Street
10/3/14 Adams 9:30-12 Millhouses Community Room 75 Commercial St.
10/6/14 Washington 4:30-7 Town Hall 8 Summit Hill Road
10/7/14 Egremont 9-12 Town Hall 171 Egremont Plain Rd
10/7/14 Great Barrington 1:30-3 Senior Center 917 Main St
10/16/14 North Adams 9-11 Spitzer Center 116 Ashland St
10/21/14 Adams 2:30-5:30 CT Plunkett 14 Commercial Street
10/23/14 Great Barrington 12-3 Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road
10/25/14 Clarksburg 9-12:30 Senior Center 500 W Main St
10/25/14 North Adams 2-5 St. Elizabeth’s 70 Marshall St
11/4/14 Great Barrington 8-2 Fire Station 37 State Rd

DPH has released the final regulations on medical marijuana.  You can find them, as well as other information about the law by clicking here: medical marijuana regs

Facility “greening” guides.  Feel free to reproduce and distribute as desired:

Green Cleaning for Food Service Establishments

Green Practices Guide

Energy & Water Checklists

Upcoming Events:

The next Executive Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, December 3rd. The Agenda can be found here

The Executive Committee usually meets the third Wednesday of the month, at 12:45 pm, at 1 Fenn St.  Cancelled or rescheduled meetings will be noted here at least 24 hours in advance.  Meeting Agenda can be found here at least 48 hours in advance.  For a list of 2014  expected meeting dates please click FY 15 Executive Committee Meetings. 

Chokesaver Trainings

A series of chokesaver trainings that meet the requirements of 105 CMR 590.009(E) has been scheduled.  For more information or to be added to our mailing list please call or email.  Please note that because of the limited number of participants allowed in each session, these classes fill up fast!  The April and May 2014 schedule can be found here.

Temporary Food Event Trainings

If you are interested in a temporary food event training please contact us.  This training is specifically aimed at temporary food operators and non-profit organizations who serve food.

Septic Installer Certification Program

The Spring 2014 schedule can be found here.  A registration form for BCBOHA courses and credit request form for non-BCBOHA courses can be found here. For more information or to be added to our mailing list please call or email.  

For more information about the certified septic installer program, click here: Septic Installer program

For a list of currently certified installers, click here: Certified Septic Installers

Alerts

For food recalls/alerts, click here: Food Alerts

For other general alerts, click here: Other Alerts

Emergency Preparedness

For information related to the Emergency Preparedness Coalition, click here:

For other emergency preparedness information, click here: Emergency Preparedness

Executive Committee

For information on the Executive Committee, including Agendas for upcoming meetings and minutes of past meetings, click here: Executive Committee


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