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 regulates, licenses and provides oversight of a wide range of healthcare-related professions and services.  Additionally, the Department focuses on preventing disease and promoting wellness and health equity for all people. Information is available for residents, providers, researchers, and stakeholders.

Recent news & announcements from Department of Public Health

Press Release

Opioid-related overdose deaths decline for second straight year 

2/13/2019 Department of Public Health

Fentanyl still a key factor in fueling Massachusetts opioid crisis

Upcoming Events from Department of Public Health

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