Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Health: Community Health Services

H11 Bureau of Community Health and Prevention

H12 Division of 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: 617-624-6090
www.mass.gov/dph

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


H12 Division of Health Access
Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Tel: 617-624-5440
TTY: 617-624-5992
www.mass.gov/dph

The division administers the following programs: Adolescent Health and Youth Development; Sexual and Reproductive Health Program; Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Center; School Based Health Centers and School Health Services as well as the offices of Rural Health; Oral Health and Primary Care 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
Llamanos: 1-800-223-5001
Llamanos TTY: 1-800-688-4889
www.mass.gov/dph/dvip

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, and domestic violence, and the Spanish Language Sexual Assault Hotline. 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
Tel: 617-624-5557
Massachusetts/R.I. Regional Poison Control Center: 617-232-2120
Toll Free Poison Control Center: 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. IPCP uses data from various statewide data sources to understand the incidence as well as risk and protective factors for injury in Massachusetts. Epidemiologists provide technical expertise in the analysis and interpretation of data, produce data bulletins and reports, and present data findings to audiences around the state. IPCP include: emergency care for injured children, falls and older adults, home safety for infants and young children, infant safe sleep and the prevention of sudden unexpected infant death, injury data resources, injury prevention for older adults, opioid overdose prevention, poison prevention, sports and recreation, sports related concussions and head injuries, transportation safety, traumatic brain injury (TBI), water safety, and weapon safety. The Massachusetts/Rhode Island Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention, 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.


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. Areas of focus include: asthma prevention and control, chronic disease, community health workers, programs for healthy aging, healthy comprehensive cancer prevention and control program, diabetes prevention and control, heart disease and stroke prevention and control, healthy aging and disability unit, Mass in motion (nutrition and physical activity) and the women's health network to name a few, please contact the division for further information.


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