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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Bat Information

The warmer summer months occasionally bring bats into the living spaces of homes when they seek cooler air.
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Save the Date for our Fall Program

Thursday, October 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Newton North High School

No Regrets: Newton and the Opioid Epidemic


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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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Heat Advisory

Please read for a few tips about how to stay cool & healthy in the hot weather, and information regarding power outages, and cooling centers.
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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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