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.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Button batteries (please place them in a small container or in a baggie)
  • Mercury thermometers 
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Sharps* (diabetic needles, epiPens, lancets - Shrewsbury residents only)
    * must be in a tightly sealed puncture-proof container.
  1. UPDATED NEWS RELEASE Regarding EEE - Date of Record 08/23/19

    State Officials announce plans to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes in sections of Worcester and Middlesex Counties. Read on...
  2. Protect yourself against Mosquito Bites

    The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) offers Mosquito safety tips. Practice the 5 D's (Dump, Drain, Dress, DEET, and Dusk/Dawn. Read on...
  3. Latina Support Group - Every Wednesday beginning August 7, 2019

    The Worcester Family Resource Center invites ALL Hispanic Women to register for this ongoing group. Please see flier for details. Latino Support Flier
  4. Overdose Prevention Fund Community Symposium - September 5, 2019

    The Overdose Prevention Fund is hosting a community symposium in Worcester, MA. Join them for a FREE educational experience and discussion on substance use prevention, recognition, and recovery. Read on...
  5. 11th Annual Worcester Cares about Recovery Walk & Celebration - September 14, 2019

    Join the Voices for Recovery: Together WE are stronger! Please see flier for details. Worcester Cares about Recovery Flier
  6. Celebrity Webinar Series - Months of September, October, & December 2019 and January 2020

    The NNLM NER is pleased to offer an opportunity for you to get to know a few well-known media influencers in the field of substance use disorder.
  7. A Community Conversation on Opioids RX Drugs and Youth - September 24, 2019

    All in our community are responsible for keeping our youth safe, healthy, and drug-free. Please join The Coalition for a Healthy Grafton with Dr. Ruth Potee. See flier for details. Flier
  8. Guiding Good Choices - Beginning September 24, 2019

    District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. is proud to provide Guiding Good Choices. Please see flier for details. Guiding Good Choices Flier
  9. Peer Recovery Support Group - Road to Recovery

    Every Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Rebecca Zwicker, Recovery Coach at FRESH START 508, 16 Austin Street, Worcester. Please see flier for details and contact information. Peer Recovery Support Group Flier
  10. Window Safety Tips

    The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) offers some important safety tips to prevent children from falling out of a window and planning for a second means of egress in the event of an emergency. Read on...
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