Michael P. Hirsh, M.D., Medical Director
Karyn E. Clark, Director
The City of Worcester Division of Public Health is the first nationally accredited health department in Massachusetts as well as the only multi-jurisdictional accredited health department in the country.
The Public Health Division is the lead agency of the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA). The CMRPHA is a coalition of seven municipalities (Towns of Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, and West Boylston and the City of Worcester) working cooperatively to create and sustain a viable, cost-effective, and labor-efficient regional public health alliance. Services offered include community health, environmental health, emergency preparedness, nursing and epidemiology.
The Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance, Fallon Health, The Hanover Insurance Group and UMass Memorial Health invite you to participate in the 2021 Greater Worcester Community Health Needs Assessment (CHA) Survey. A CHA is conducted every three years to help us understand key problems that impact health and to assess the strengths of our community. The last CHA was completed in 2018. In this process, your voice and input is vital. If you live in Worcester or the surrounding towns of Grafton, Millbury, Shrewsbury and West Boylston, please participate by completing this short, voluntary and anonymous survey that will take just a few minutes. Please also share this survey link with your networks. The goal is to collect a large number of responses, which represent the diversity of our community(s). Findings of this survey will be documented in the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment to be published in the Fall of this year.
Thank you for your participation in this important process. Deadline for completion is Thursday, July 15, 2021.
The City of Worcester on Monday, Oct. 25, joined by community funding partners from the United Way of Central Massachusetts, Greater Worcester Community Foundation and The Hanover Insurance Group, presented another round of prizes to winner's in Worcester's Youth Vax Giveaway.
Posted: Monday 10/25/21
The City of Worcester held a Press Briefing Friday, Oct. 22 at City Hall and released the following information:
Posted: Friday 10/22/21
There are a number of ways to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus in Worcester, including Equity Clinics, the UMass Memorial Mobile Care unit, and local pharmacies, such as CVS and Walgreens. Several community partners also offer vaccinations.
Posted: Wednesday 10/13/21
We are currently monitoring the Coronavirus situation and will provide further updates as needed. We encourage you to check out the following information from the State of Massachusetts and the CDC.
Practice the 5 D's of mosquito protection during the months when mosquitoes are most active - Dress, DEET, Dusk, Dawn and Drain.
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