Department of Public Health (DPH)

DPH promotes the health and well-being of all residents by ensuring access to high-quality public health and healthcare services, and by focusing on prevention, wellness, and health equity in all people.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health special logo: 150 Years of Advancing Public Health


250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108



(617) 624-5206

Who we serve

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 healthcare-related professions and services.  Information is available for residents, providers, researchers, and stakeholders.

Learn more and share a new 2021 one-pager on DPH and what we do: DPH at a Glance PDF | Doc

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