Public Health

Michael P. Hirsh, M.D., Medical Director
Karyn E. Clark, Director

About Us

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 district. 

Vision: The CMRPHA is a region where community voice is valued and all people have the opportunity to be healthy.

Mission: To equitably improve health outcomes and quality of life for all residents by providing high quality, data-driven, public health leadership and services.

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Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance
The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance is a coalition of seven municipalities: Towns of Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, West Boylston, and the City of Worcester, working cooperatively to create and sustain a viable, cost-effective and labor-efficient regional public health district.
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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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Worcester Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (WAASE)
The mission of WAASE is to develop prevention and intervention strategies designed to address sex trafficking in greater Worcester. They identify and respond to victims, survivors, traffickers, buyers, and facilitators in order to improve the health and wellness of our community.

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Public Health
25 Meade Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-8531
Fax: 508-799-8572
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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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