Mission & Responsibilities
The mission of the Cambridge Public Health Department is to improve the quality of life for all who live, learn, work, and play in the city by preventing illness and injury; encouraging healthy behaviors; and ensuring safe and healthy environments.
The Cambridge Public Health Department upholds the national standards for local public health departments, known as the 10 Essential Public Health Services. These standards were developed within nationally recognized frameworks, and with input from public health professionals and elected officials from across the country.
These obligations are met through the work of the health department; the Cambridge Health Alliance; various city departments including, Inspectional Services; and community-based organizations.
Updated on August 1, 2016