Health Department

The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) 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.

Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance logo

Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) Logo representing shared public health services
The regional health district provides a comprehensive array of services to partner municipalities through a single organization managed by the 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.


  • Button batteries* (please place them in a small container or in a baggie)
    *Button-cell batteries are no longer manufactured with Mercury.
    The Health Department will continue to collect button-cell batteries thru the end of 2020.

  • Mercury thermometers and Mercury thermostats

  • Sharps** (diabetic needles, epiPens, lancets - Shrewsbury residents only)
    ** must be in a tightly sealed puncture-proof container.
  1. 1st Annual Yuletide Market featuring Light the Common - December 7, 2019

    The Shrewsbury Town Center Association (STCA) invites the community to this 1st annual event. To be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Town Common & Chiampa Funeral Home Back Lot. Read on...
  2. BSAS Statewide Substance Use Prevention Conference - December 10, 2019

    Constructing a Collective Vision for Prevention: The Connection between Partnerships, Processes, and Results. Held at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA. You must register for this event. Read on...
  3. Celebrity Webinar Series - Months of December 2019 and January 2020 Remaining

    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.
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