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Health: Community Health Services

H11 Bureau of Community Health and Prevention

H12 Division of Primary Care and Health Access

H13 Division of Violence and Injury Prevention

H14 Injury Prevention and Control Program

H15 Division of Prevention and Wellness


H11 Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Tel: 617-624-5070
TTY: 617-624-5992
Fax: 617-624-5075
www.mass.gov/dph

The Bureau of Community Health and Prevention oversees the following divisions: Division of Primary Care and Health Care Access; Division of Violence and Injury Prevention; Division of Prevention and Wellness; and the Office of Statistics and Evaluation.


H12 Division of Primary Care and Health Access
Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Tel: 617-624-6060
Fax: 617-624-6062
www.mass.gov/dph
E-mail: Donna.Johnson@state.ma.us

The division administers the following programs: Adolescent Health and Youth Development; Coordinated School Health; Family Planning; School Based Health Centers and School Health Services as well as the offices of Rural Health; Oral Health and Primary Health Office.


H13 Division of Violence and Injury Prevention
Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Tel: 617-624-5463
Fax: 617-624-5075
Llamanos: 1-800-223-5001
Llamanos TTY: 1-800-688-4889
www.mass.gov/dph/dvip
E-mail: Olga.Higuera@state.ma.us

Violence and injury prevention programs are collaborative efforts among many programs in the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention. The goal is to develop and expand efforts to prevent child abuse, youth violence and suicide, Safe Spaces for Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (GLBT) Youth, sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Among the activities supported are Batterer Intervention, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services, and the Statewide Spanish Language Sexual Assault Hotline: Llamanos. There are many other programs and services available, please contact the division for further information.


H14 Injury Prevention and Control Program
Division of Violence and Injury Prevention
Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Tel: 617-624-5413
TTY: 617-624-5992
Massachusetts Car Safe Help Toll-free Line: 1-800-CAR-SAFE (227-7233)
Poison Control Center: 617-232-2120 or, Toll Free 1-800-682-9211
TTY Poison Control Center: 617-355-6089
Fax: 617-624-5075
www.mass.gov/dph/injury

The goals of the Injury Control and Prevention Program (IPCP) are to promote reduction in the incidence of residential, recreational, school, traffic, and intentional injuries among Massachusetts residents, and to improve emergency medical services for children. Services include program development, training, health education, technical assistance, data analysis, and reporting, coalition building and public information efforts for health professionals, state and community agencies, educators, law enforcement officers and others. The IPCP provides injury data and related technical assistance, conducts periodic analysis and reporting of fatal and nonfatal injury data, and evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of injury control programs and materials. The Massachusetts Poison Control Center, a public-private partnership, located at the Boston Children's Hospital, operates a statewide, toll-free, twenty-four hour a day phone line for poisoning emergencies and poison information. The Center is linked to the AT&T Language Line providing access to interpreters in over 100 languages.


H15 Division of Prevention and Wellness
Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Tel: 617-624-5070
TTY: 617-624-5992
Fax: 617-624-5075
www.mass.gov/eohhs/consumer/wellness/

The Division of Prevention and Wellness supports change that creates and sustains healthy environments where people live, work and play. The Division works to eliminate health disparities so that all Massachusetts residents reach their full potential. Their Men�s Health Partnership, the Women�s Health Network and the Office of Healthy Aging provide services that include: case management, patient navigation, medical interpretation, risk factor reduction education, lifestyle intervention and chronic disease self-management. The Division also offers programs and information on: Diabetes Prevention and Control; Cancer Prevention and Control; Heart Disease and Stroke Control to name a few, please contact the division for further information.


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