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Public Health

Michael P. Hirsh, M.D., Medical Director
Zachary Dyer, M.P.H., Ph.D., Acting 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 five municipalities (Towns of Grafton, 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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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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Worcester REACH
The Division of Public Health is working on an exciting project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (CDC REACH) program. With an overarching goal of health equity for the Latino/Latinx community in Worcester, the REACH project values the community's experiences and expertise.

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Worcester, MA 01610

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Phone: 508-799-8531
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