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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Your Public Health Division works to protect and improve community well-being by preventing disease and injury while promoting social, economic and environmental factors fundamental to health. This Division 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.
As a municipal public health agency we focus our efforts on the following:
Track and investigate health problems and hazards in the community. We gather and analyze data on the community's health to determine risks and problems. Epidemics, foodborne illnesses and hazardous conditions are identified and contained. This also includes the implementation of preventive measures to make the community safer.
Prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. As a result of extensive and ongoing preparation, we work to develop plans for quick and effective response to disease outbreaks and other public health events. We are trained to respond to diseases, natural disasters and acts of terrorism. We coordinate delivery of drugs, supplies and provisions to victims and populations at risk. We keep the public informed and serve as the network hub for community hospitals, physicians and other health care providers.
Develop, apply and enforce policies, laws and regulations that improve health and ensure safety. We create data-driven policies to meet health needs and address emerging issues within our community. We help craft sound public health policies by providing expertise to local, state and federal decision makers.
Lead efforts to mobilize communities around important health issues. With local and state government agencies, businesses, schools, community based organizations and the media, we can spearhead locally organized health promotion and disease prevention campaigns and projects.
- E. coli: Learn more about the E. coli outbreak that started in Germany.
- Hurricanes: Hurricane season is upon us.
- Lyme Disease: Spring & Summer are high risk months.
- Norovirus: The most common cause of infectious gastrointestinal illness.
- Recalls: Learn what products may represent a risk to you and your family.
- Healthy Weight: is central to good health. Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) and get further information.
- Health Alert Network: Emergency preparedness alerts updated regularly.
- Radiation Risks: Radiation poses risks beyond exposures that we commonly hear about.
- Radon: Although there are not regulations regarding radon exposure, there are associated risks.
- Travel Clinics: Leaving the country and need information and immunizations? Find out if you need vaccinations, etc.
- Local Travel Clinics: