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.

Linda Walsh, RN, BSN
Interim Commissioner
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 796-1420
lwalsh@newtonma.gov

       

News & Information

Information for Newton Tobacco Businesses
July 5, 2014  The Newton Board of Aldermen recently passed a comprehensive revision to Chapter 20, the tobacco related ordinances. There are significant changes that go into effect on July 6, 2014.

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News ImageSuicide Prevention Resources
February 14, 2014  Suicide Prevention Resources are listed on the Newton Cares website at www.newtonma.gov/NewtonCares


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Sharps Disposal Program
January 31, 2012  Newton residents may bring sharps for safe disposal to the Health Department at City Hall during regular business hours. Sharps must be in a sturdy plastic container such as a laundry detergent bottle or red medical waste container.
( Sharps Disposal Brochure )
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