The Department of Health & Human Services provides staff and technical support to the following boards, commissions and committees.
Note: As of August 11, 2020, the Commission on Disability was renamed to the Accessibility Advisory Commission.
The Accessibility Advisory Commission ensures that all Worcester residents and visitors with disabilities have access to city programs and services by providing information and referral, advocacy, outreach and educational programs.
The Committee's main function is to formulate, encourage, promote and monitor programs and policies relating to the status of women in the City of Worcester.
The Board of Health promotes guidelines and regulations concerning the medical activities of the Division of Public Health. It also provides supervision over the activities and programs of the Public Health Division and performs such other duties as assigned by the City Manager or by law.
The Commission on Elder Affairs is composed of volunteers representing many ages and experiences and who reflect themselves in matters of concern to the operation of the Elder Affairs Division. Public and private agencies share their methods, goals and problems with Commissioners and Administrative Staff. Commissioners are urged to participate in related organizations so as to increase their understanding of the needs of elderly citizens.
It is the goal of the Human Rights Commission to ensure that all city residents are treated fairly & equally by eliminating bigotry, discrimination, intolerance & prejudice.
The Advisory Committee on Youth shall assist and advise the Youth Services Coordinator and the City Manager on identifying matters affecting youths, government and non-governmental based programs, employment and services for local youth. The five-year plan, “Agenda for Youth”, which contains recommendations for jobs, programs, services and initiatives to benefit youth will be updated by the Committee periodically.
The City Manager's Community Coalition Against Bias and Hate, formed in 2000, is a partnership of concerned individuals, including representatives from the City of Worcester Office on Human Rights, the City of Worcester Humans Rights Commission, the Worcester Police Department, the Worcester Public Schools, other city officials and representatives from city and state agencies, institutions of higher learning and community and faith-based groups, committed to fostering a community of justice, where acts of prejudice and hate will not be tolerated.