Health & Human Services

Welcome

 

The mission of the department is to protect, promote and sustain the health, harmony, and well-being of all Newton residents, in a culturally-sensitive, customer-friendly manner. Our focus is on prevention.

Our department is organized into five different divisions: Environmental Health, School Health, Public Health and Education, Emergency Preparedness, and Human Services.

Deborah Youngblood, PhD
Commissioner
City Hall Room 107
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 796-1420
dyoungblood@newtonma.gov

       

News & Information

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Impacts and Risks of the Opioid Crisis: A Presentation for Seniors

Please join District Attorney Marian Ryan for a presentation about the Opioid Crisis and File of Life for Seniors in Middlesex County on Tuesday, May 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Scandinavian Living Center, 206 Waltham St., West Newton.


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Drugs and the Developing Teen Brain on May 4 at Newton South

Experts Susan Swick and Nicole Danforth of Newton-Wellesley Hospital will discuss:


  • How to separate fact from fiction when it comes to marijuana, opiates and other drugs
  • How to keep lines of communication open between parents and teens
  • What we know about the adolescent brain and risks of substance use

Teens and parents invited to attend

Wednesday, May 4th, 6pm, Newton South Auditorium


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Shingles Vaccine Clinics

The City of Newton Department of Health & Human Services is holding shingles vaccine clinics for Newton residents and retirees ages 60 and up. The clinics will be held April 6 at City Hall and May 4 and 25 at the Newton Senior Center. Check with your primary care provider about whether the shingles vaccine is right for you, and then call 617-796-1420 to make your appointment.


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New Sharps Collection Location

Sharps collection has moved to the Rumford Avenue Resource Recovery Center at 115 Rumford Ave.
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Suicide Prevention Resources

Newton Cares is a community coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health. Many local and national resources are listed on the website as well as an anonymous online mental health screening. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. Never worry alone, reach out.

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2016 Camp Application

Its time to renew your 2016 Summer Camp Application! Click on the link to access the 2016 Application.


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