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 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.
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.