Health Department

The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) is a coalition of municipalities (Grafton, 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.

Sharps Disposal

  1. Sharps Disposal (i.e. diabetic needles, lancets, EpiPens)

    This is a reminder that there is a statewide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes and lancets (collectively known as "sharps"). The law stipulates that disposal of sharps will not be allowed in regular household trash in MA. Read on...
  2. Preventing Fall Illness

    Date of Record: 11-02-22 - Letter to MA families with suggestions for preventing respiratory illness, signed jointly by the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the MA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Letter from MDPH and AAP
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About the Health Department

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.