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West Nile Virus

July 31

West Nile virus has been detected in Cambridge mosquitoes, and state health officials have raised the risk level to "moderate" in 12 communities, including Cambridge. Learn more.  


Updated July 28

A second rabid raccoon was captured at Fresh Pond Reservation this month. Residents should remain alert when walking at Fresh Pond. Avoid direct contact with wildlife and prevent dogs from running into brushy areas. See city announcement.

Community Health Improvement Plan

2015 Health Bulletin


Insect-Borne Diseases
Learn about Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Info includes disease fact sheets, data, latest news, and prevention tips.

Tougher Tobacco Laws
Major changes to the city's tobacco ordinance took effect June 1. The new laws are primarily aimed at reducing youth access (under 21) to tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. Learn more.
Learn how the public health department will improve the health of the community through a voluntary accreditation process.

Breast Cancer Screening

August 15

Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van is coming to Cambridge City Hall. Pre-registration is required. Most forms of insurance accepted. 

21 Proof Trainings


See the training schedule for owners/managers and bartenders/waiters of Cambridge establishments licensed to pour alcohol.

Find a Market

Six Cambridge farmers markets are open this summer and fall. Dates and locations

Fundraiser for Residents

Help low-income residents purchase fresh food at Cambridge farmers markets. 

Find regulatory information here. More 


The mission of the Cambridge Public Health Department is to protect the health of city residents, workers, and visitors. The Cambridge Public Health Department is part of Cambridge Health Alliance. Through an agreement with the City of Cambridge, the Alliance provides health care services for the benefit of residents and workers.

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