Massachusetts Department of Public Health Article

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Agency overview
FormedJune 21, 1869; 149 years ago (1869-06-21)
Jurisdiction Massachusetts
Headquarters250 Washington St
Boston, Massachusetts
Agency executive
  • Monica Bharel [1], Commission of Public Health
Key document
  • 1869 Chap. 0420. An Act To Establish A State Board Of Health
Website Official website

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is a governmental agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with various responsibilities related to public health within that state. It is headquartered in Boston and headed by Commissioner Monica Bharel. [2]

Goal

Broadly stated, the goal of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is to:

serve all the people in the Commonwealth, particularly the under served, and to promote healthy people, healthy families, healthy communities and healthy environments through compassionate care, education and prevention. [3]

Bureaus and programs

Among the bureaus and programs of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health are the following:

References

  1. ^ "Monica Bharel MD, MPH Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health". MassDPH. Retrieved 14 January 2019. line feed character in |title= at position 22 ( help)
  2. ^ March 5, 2007 article in The Boston Globe
  3. ^ Massachusetts Department of Public Health