The DPH Commissioner’s Office is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Department. Under the leadership of Commissioner Bartlett, staff responsibilities include:

The Commissioner’s priorities include strengthening the regulatory responsibilities of the Department and strengthening public health infrastructure. The Commissioner is also prioritizing community engagement and partnerships. In September 2013, DPH conducted a survey on community and regional partnerships and received nearly 700 responses. DPH staff members are discussing survey results and how to improve collaboration with local boards of health, community organizations and partnerships. The Commissioner will be conducting Community Dialogues to get feedback in November. This information will help DPH develop strategies to effectively support community partnerships.