Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS)

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is comprised of 11 agencies and the MassHealth program. EOHHS seeks to promote the health, resilience, and independence of the nearly one in every three residents of the Commonwealth we serve. Our public health programs touch every community in the Commonwealth.

About Health and Human Services

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services works with many of Massachusetts’ most vulnerable residents. We support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; older adults; blind, Deaf, and hard of hearing residents; those struggling with substance use disorders, mental illness, or co-occurring illness; refugees and immigrants; system-involved youth; survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking; and so many more people throughout the Commonwealth. 

Our 22,000 employees work hard to decrease health disparities, build a strong social safety net, fight hunger and food insecurity, address social determinants of health, support our workforce, and increase the accessibility and affordability of care. We provide access to medical and behavioral health care, substance use disorder treatment, long term services and supports, and countless nutritional and financial benefits. We connect older adults and individuals with disabilities with employment opportunities, housing, and supportive services.

All told, EOHHS services and supports impact every single Massachusetts resident – and our agencies and programs directly serve 1 in every 3 residents. 

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kate Walsh

Secretary Kate Walsh has led the Executive Office of Health and Human Services since March 2023. Prior to her appointment to Governor Healey's cabinet, she served as President and CEO of Boston Medical Center for 13 years.

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