The Community Assessment Program (CAP) was established in 1987 to provide a coordinated government response for citizens with regard to environmental health issues. The CAP was established in response to the recommendations made in the " Report of the Study Commission on Environmental Health, 1984". The Community Assessment Program's goals are to educate the public on the relationship of human health effects and the environment, keep an open line of communication between the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and concerned citizens, and to perform efficient and appropriate preliminary analyses of reports of suspected elevations in disease occurrence and the potential relationship to the environment. The Community Assessment Program serves a trade function for the decision making process in the Center for Environmental Health. Much of the preliminary work in the CEH is either performed by or in collaboration with CAP staff.

This program is a part of the Environmental Health.


Contact Information

Community Assessment Program
250 Washington Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel. (617) 624-5757
Fax (617) 624-5777
TTY (617) 624-5286

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This information is provided by the Environmental Health within the Department of Public Health.