Health Department

The Central Mass Regional Public Health Alliance is a coalition of 7 municipalities (Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, West Boylston, and the City of Worcester) working cooperatively to create and sustain a viable, cost-effective, and labor-efficient regional public health district.

The regional health district provides a comprehensive array of services to partner municipalities through a single organization managed by Worcester's Division of Public Health. The inspiration to develop a regional alliance arose from the considerable disparity in size, available resources, and kinds and types of resources offered by each municipality.

Building a better regional, comprehensive services model to improve public health is our goal.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Shrewsbury Board of Health is to promote general health of the community, the wellness in the individual, and to inspire conditions by which people can remain healthy. We offer educational resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law. We promote sanitary living conditions for all our residents and strive to protect the environment from harm and pollution.

The Health Department is run by the Board of Health whose primary concerns are activities related to health and the environment:
  • Collection and disposal of solid waste
  • Food service sanitation
  • Handling of leaves, grass, and yard waste
  • Hazardous materials, especially mercury
  • Housing
  • Illegal dumping
  • Operation of the ash residue landfill
  • Recycling
  • Sewage disposal
  • Smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
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