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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.
For information on the Zika Virus and guidelines, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Zika Virus Website, and view the CDC Zika Virus Information/Advisory.

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.

  • Thank you to Boston Public Health Commission for a wonderful visit and good luck in the journey to accreditation! - View Photo - Fri 10/14/2016 08:50 AM
  • Do you know how big tobacco targets youth? The 84 Movement Healthy Options for Prevention and Education (H.O.P.E.) Coalition - View Link - Wed 10/12/2016 09:07 AM
  • Good afternoon partners and colleagues: The Worcester Division of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts Medical School will be hosting a forum on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) (FREE and OPEN to the public) on October 25th, 2016. The event will feature a variety of perspectives, including keynote speaker Audrey Morrissey, as well as panel speakers. Ms. Morrissey is the director of My Life My Choice and has worked to develop survivor-led programs for girls and women who are in danger of commercial sexual exploitation. Her keynote address, "A Survivor's Story," will focus on the commercial sexual exploitation of children told through her own life experience. The panel speakers will include Dr. Erik Garcia from Community Health Link, Dr. Marianne Sarkis from Clark University, and Tracy DeFusco from Children's Advocacy Center, as well as others. Please help us spread the word about this important event by distributing widely! Event: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Date: October 25, 2016 Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am Location: UMass Medical School, Amphitheater 1. S2-102 Please add the event to your calendar and RSVP using this form: - View Link - Fri 10/07/2016 04:19 PM
  • Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate recovery! - View Photo - Tue 10/04/2016 01:18 PM
  • Do you know how to #SeeDV? #TakeAStand and find out how you can make a difference! National Domestic Violence Hotline YWCA Central Massachusetts Pathways for Change #DVAM2016 - View Link - Tue 10/04/2016 01:07 PM
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