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The Cambridge Public Health Department is a city department administered by Cambridge Health Alliance, a regional health care delivery system.


The Cambridge Public Health Department protects and promotes the health of everyone in Cambridge through services, information, policies, and regulations.

The department’s main focus areas are community health and wellness, communicable disease prevention and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health, epidemiology, regulatory enforcement, and school health. The department also has the legal authority to make and enforce public health regulations within the city of Cambridge.

Additional public health services are available through Cambridge Health Alliance. CHA is comprised of three hospitals, over 15 primary care practices, the CHA Foundation, the Institute for Community Health, and the Cambridge Public Health Department.