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’s Department of Public Works & Parks has contracted for the application of copper sulfate to Indian Lake and Coes Pond on Thursday, July 22.
Posted: Wednesday 07/21/21
The City of Worcester announces the Worcester Parks Summer Fitness Series, a 15-week program presented by the Department of Health and Human Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, in partnership with YWCA Central Massachusetts.
Posted: Monday 07/19/21
In line with a commitment from City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. to implement a Police Body Camera Program, the City of Worcester’s Human Rights Commission will conduct listening sessions in each of the City’s five City Council districts to discuss what that program will entail.
Posted: Tuesday 07/13/21
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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