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Public Health

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25 Meade Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: (508) 799-8531, Fax: (508) 799-8572
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Division of Public Health works to protect and improve community well-being by preventing disease and injury while promoting social, economic and environmental factors fundamental to health. It is the foundation of the local public health system that comprises public- and private-sector health care providers, academia, community based organizations, business, the media and other local and state governmental entities. Specifically, this Division endeavors to:

  • Track and investigate health problems and hazards in the community.
  • Prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
  • Develop, apply and enforce policies, laws and regulations that improve health and ensure safety.
  • Lead efforts to mobilize communities around important health issues.
  • Link people to health services.

Additionally, the Division of Public Health is the lead agency of the
Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA). The regional health district provides a comprehensive array of services to partner municipalities through a single organization managed by the Division of Public Health. The inspiration to develop a regional alliance arose from the considerable disparity in size, available resources, and kinds and types of resources offered by each municipality.

Reminder: to report vendors/restaurants regarding unhealthy conditions or a suspected foodborne illness or to report housing, sewage and unsanitary conditions, call Inspectional Services at (508) 799-1198.

Latest News

The latest news via the City of Worcester DPH Facebook Page.

  • Worcester is #1! We're proud to support the Regional Environmental Council (REC)'s efforts to increase access to healthy foods. #Healthy2020 #EatMoreVeggies - View Link - Thu 07/30/2015 01:54 PM
  • Clean living forum to be held Aug. 5: Panel discussion, Bravehearts reception to recognize many paths to recovery Please RSVP to: Kathryn Nutting at or 508-799-8548 For Tickets contact: Dave Peterson at - Thu 07/30/2015 11:38 AM
  • Clean living forum to be held Aug. 5: Panel discussion, Bravehearts reception to recognize many paths to recovery The month of August is typically the worst time of year in Central Massachusetts for opioid overdoses. As part of its efforts to fight this summer spike, the City of Worcester is partnering with the Worcester Bravehearts, Saint Vincent Hospital, and Spectrum Health Systems for a day of discussion focused on opioid addiction, treatment, and the many paths to recovery. On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, community members will join local and state leaders and officials as well as medical experts for a Clean Living Forum focused on the drug epidemic in Worcester County and opportunities for assistance and recovery followed by a pregame reception at the Worcester Bravehearts game that evening. The day will feature the following: 3:00 p.m. Panel discussion focused on "The Many Paths to Recovery" Saint Vincent Hospital Atrium, 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA 5:30 p.m. Worcester Bravehearts "Clean Living Night" non-alcoholic pregame reception with buffet Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field 7:05 p.m. Baseball game-- Worcester Bravehearts vs. Nashua Silver Knights Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. will serve as moderator of the panel discussion. In the audience will be members of Worcester's recovery community. The panel is open to the public. Resource tables will be available with information on treatment and recovery support. A series of public service announcements with vital information about opioid addiction and support services featuring local officials and community members will premiere at the event. Forum panelists include: former Red Sox great Bernie Carbo; Matilde Castiel, MD, Executive Director of the Latin American Health Alliance; Charles Faris, President and CEO of Spectrum Health Systems; Maryanne Frangules, Executive Director of Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery; and Douglas Waite, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Saint Vincent Hospital. The pregame reception will include the opportunity to meet members of the Regional Response to Addiction Partnership and District Attorney Early's Opioid Task Force. In addition, Bernie Carbo's birthday will be celebrated with cake, an on-field ceremony, and a commemorative bobblehead giveaway. Free tickets and wristbands for the reception and game will be available to all who attend the Clean Living Forum. The Clean Living Forum is sponsored by Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., Saint Vincent Hospital, the city of Worcester, the Worcester Bravehearts Baseball Team, and the Q 90.1. - View Photo - Thu 07/30/2015 11:34 AM
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