Public Health

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

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Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) logo 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.

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City Partners with CMMCP on Mosquito Control
The City of Worcester has partnered with the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) to offer mosquito control services and programs throughout the City this summer. The goal is to reduce mosquito exposure to the public and the potential for disease transmission by mosquitoes.
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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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March of Dimes HBHB
There's a lot you can do both before and during pregnancy to help you have a healthy baby. Developed by March of Dimes experts, Healthy Babies Healthy Business (HBHB) gives you the information you need - when you need it. This educational wellness program helps promote a family-friendly work environment.
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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

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Phone: 508-799-8531
Fax: 508-799-8572
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