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Health & Human Services



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
City Hall Room 107
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 796-1420


News & Information

News ImageQPR Suicide Prevention Training
February 5, 2016  Question Persuade Refer Suicide Prevention Training. Learn how to respond to someone in distress. The next QPR training will be:
Tuesday, February 23rd
8am breakfast reception
8:30-10:30 training
Please register at
Registration is required/ space is limited.

New Sharps Collection Location
October 1, 2015  Sharps collection has moved to the Rumford Avenue Resource Recovery Center at 115 Rumford Ave.
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News ImageSuicide Prevention Resources
February 19, 2015  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.