Welcome to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Regional Health Office (RHO) web pages. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) uses a regional structure to administer programs and services. There are six EOHHS geographic regions which include the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth.
DPH Regional Health Office Priorities
- Help implement DPH strategic priorities at the local and regional levels;
- Improve communication with and support for municipal health officials;
- Improve coordination among various DPH programs operating at the regional level;
- Help people navigate the complex array of DPH services and resources; and
- Strengthen the organized constituency for public health through education and cooperation with multiple stakeholders
Each Regional Office is staffed by a Regional Director who provides leadership in connecting the programs, initiatives and services within the Department as well as external programs when appropriate. Working within the Office of Local and Regional Health, the Regional Directors assist local health officials, partnerships, and organizations within their region in identifying, communicating and addressing existing and emerging public health needs and trends. The Regional Directors report through the Office of Local and Regional Health to Associate Commissioner Suzanne Condon. In order to promote the administration's public health goals, Regional Directors are responsible for planning and coordinating:
- regional office activities to support DPH priorities;
- staff communication across Bureaus at the regional level;
- regional administrative operations; and
- communications involving municipal health authorities and DPH programs and systems operating at the regional level
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