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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Highs and Lows Community Event April 25

Join us April 25 for a judgment-free conversation among teens and adults about the risks and realities of drug and alcohol use. All are welcome in the Newton South Cafeteria from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call the Health and Human Services Department at 617-796-1420.


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2017 Camp License Application Now Available

The license application for 2017 Recreational Camps in Newton is now available. Applications are due May 19, 2017. Click here for more information on camps and camp licensing in general. For other questions, call 617-796-1420.

As you prepare for camp, please note that new camp regulations are being developed (Click here for draft regulations. See “Christian’s Law” and “Recreational Camps for Children”). Until they have been finalized, the current regulations are still in effect (See "Christian's Law" and “Recreational Camps for Children”).

2017 Camp Application


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Flu Vaccine Still Available

Reports of influenza cases are increasing, as expected for this time of year. And so far, the main type of flu that's making people sick this season is in the vaccine. If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet this year, it's not too late! Call the public health nurse at 617-796-1420 to choose a time to stop by City Hall for your shot.


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Cold Advisory

Extreme Cold Safety Tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


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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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