Department of Public Health (DPH)

DPH keeps people healthy and communities strong. We promote the health and well-being of all residents by ensuring access to high-quality public health and health care services, focusing on prevention and wellness, and health equity for all.

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250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108



(617) 624-5206
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DPH keeps people healthy and communities strong. We make it safe to eat and drink in Massachusetts, we prevent illness and disease, we give children a healthy start, we help respond to emergencies, and we promote wellness and health equity for all people. DPH also oversees a wide range of professions and services related to health care. Information is available for residents, providers, researchers, and stakeholders.

Learn more and share a one-pager on DPH and what we do: DPH at a Glance PDF | Doc

DPH is a an accredited health department approved by the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Learn more: Public Health Accreditation.

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