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Public Health

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

About Us

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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2021 Greater Worcester Community Health Needs Assessment (CHA) Survey

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.

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Programs & Initiatives

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Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance
The regional health district provides a comprehensive array of services to partner municipalities through a single organization managed by Worcester's Division of Public Health.
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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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Summer Fitness Series
The goal of this program is to provide Worcester residents with opportunities to engage in healthy eating, active living, community building, and spending the summer becoming a healthier Worcester. We hope to see you there!

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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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8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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