Health & Human Services

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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

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News & Information

Smartphone Letter for Elementary School Families

Dear Parents and Legal Guardians of Elementary School Students,


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Clean out your medicine cabinet! Help be a part of the solution to the opioid epidemic!

Misuse of prescription drugs is a common way for teens and adults to start down the road of addiction. The most typical place young people get access to prescription drugs is their home medicine cabinet. A few simple steps can have a significant impact on limiting unsafe access to these powerful drugs.


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Summer Food for Families

Click here to learn more about the options, including the FUEL Summer Backpacks Program, for Newton residents with children under 18 who need extra food to offset the loss of school breakfast and lunch programs during the summer months.


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Seasonal Allergies bothering you?

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, the start of spring is a mix of excitement about warmer weather, and dread about the sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose to come. Here are some tips for managing seasonal allergies -- also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis -- so that you can better enjoy the beauty of spring.


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Substance Use Disorder Support and Resources Available

Worried about a substance use disorder in a loved one? There has been no shortage of recent discouraging data about opioids and other addiction. But there is help from a variety of sources for those struggling with substance use disorder. Here are a few options:


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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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2018 Camp License Application Now Available

The 2018 license application for Recreational Camps in Newton is now available. Applications are due Friday May 18, 2018.

2018 Camp Application


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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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