Health & Human Services

Dr. Matilde "Mattie" Castiel, MD, Commissioner

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Summer Fitness Series
The Worcester Parks Summer Fitness Series is a 17-week program presented by the YWCA Central MA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA in partnership with the City of Worcester. The program runs from June 3 through September 28.
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Community Health Improvement Plan
The goal of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is to provide direction to the health department, health coalitions, hospitals, and other public health partners to best improve health in the Greater Worcester community.
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Regional Youth Health Survey
The purpose of the Greater Worcester Regional Youth Health Survey (RYHS) is to learn about youth health. The results are a summary of key findings from Worcester public high schools alone. A total of 5,174 Worcester high school students were surveyed.
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Task Force for Sustaining Housing First Solutions
The City Manager's Task Force for Sustaining Housing First Solutions will undertake an in-depth examination of Worcester's community needs and resources in addressing adult chronic homelessness from March to June 2018.
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Youth Substance Use Disorders
The opiate epidemic has affected individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Learn more about services and help for youths and families with substance use disorders.

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Talking to Your Physician About Opioid Use Disorder

MMS President Dr. Alain A. Chaoui joined Dr. Mattie Castiel, Commissioner of Health and Human Services for the City of Worcester, to film a short PSA that validated the fact that opioid use disorder is a disease.

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455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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