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Featured Plymouth Public Health Reporting: 

Please click here to access the White Horse Beach Working Group Presentation concerning Fall Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article #35 presented to the Board of Selectmen on 11 September, 2018 to conduct a watershed assessment study. This will help to begin to address the Public Health and Environmental concerns stemming from the Bartlett Pond and its Brook at White Horse Beach. You may also access archived White Horse Beach Bartlett Pond Studies by clicking here for 1984 and clicking here for 1995-1996. The purpose of doing this is to provide assurance to the public and its visitors that the Town’s current administration is committed to getting out in front of this this issue in order to resolve any threats to the public’s health and environment for the foreseeable future.

Featured Plymouth Public Health Initiatives:

None at this moment, but please stay tuned! (Updated November 20, 2018)



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the current e. coli outbreak across parts of the U.S. and Canada This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information becomes available. Please click here to access the latest information. (Updated November 20, 2018)


Board of Health Regulatory Updates:  On September 12, 2018 the Board of Health officially approved regulation for the sale of tobacco and tobacco related products to be 21 in the Town of Plymouth. The regulation  initially passed 3-0 on August 22, 2018. This means that the sale of  tobacco and tobacco related products (inclusive of vaping products) is set at the age of 21 – without the application for the grandfathering of any date of birth. This regulation is effective December 28, 2018. Clicking here provides access to a  signed copy of the Tobacco 21  regulation.


Public Health Featured Community Organization Program/Event: On Monday November 26, 2018 at 7pm the Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative in coordination with the Plymouth South High School will be hosting a community viewing of the documentary “If They Had Known”. This 30-minute film was created in memory of Clay Soper, and speaks to the issue of consuming harmful substances as a youth. Please contact Kelly Macomber at 508-224-5049 or at for more information. (Updated November 20, 2018)


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Public Health in Plymouth

Plymouth’s Public Health System

Plymouth Public Health System

The Public Health System in Plymouth is vast and encompasses various stakeholders. The mission to prevent illness, disease, and injury to the public involves coordinated efforts that can often become complex. Public health promotion, interventions, policies, and strategic thinking requires the participation and cooperation of organizations that cut across all  professions with the local Public Health Department and the Board of Health at the hub for a healthy Plymouth.

Public Health Newsroom


One of our goals within the Public Health Department is to educate and promote healthy lifestyles ranging from access to care, environmental health, aging population health, chronic disease, infectious disease, and food systems and safety. It is also planned to discuss other various community and environmental health topics. Our Public Health Department heavily relies on data that is both quantitative (using statistics) and qualitative (using words to understand thoughts/opinions) that tell a compelling story of value that may be useful to the public on a selected topic. We regularly update our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages with news.

Core Public Health Services

Core public health services

We’re dedicated to making sure that Plymouth is a healthy place for people to learn, live, work, and play. In order to do that we place our priority on core public health services by working across our local public health system with local, regional, state, and national level stakeholders. This is central to our mission because it allows this Department to deliver effective positive health outcomes that have both a short and long-term focus.

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hgf_public_health_word_cloudPublic Health is in all things. Within the Town of Plymouth, we value working with other organizations to solve problems negatively impacting health that range from simple to complex. Continue reading more about to understand how the Public Health Department prioritizes the public’s health in the Town of Plymouth.


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Public Health Updates

John “Jack” Hayes, a Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) Cadet, engaged in a Public Health and Office of Emergency Management cooperative student experience from January to March, 2018. This is the first time these two departments engaged in a joint technological collaborative utilizing Geospatial Information Systems (GIS). This initiated phase I, to begin strategizing and effectively… Read More

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Welcome to the new Plymouth Public Health Department website. You may or may not have noticed a few changes over the past few months. For starters, ‘Health Department’ changed to ‘Public Health Department’ or some may say Department of Public Health. This name change reflects the direction of providing the residents and visitors of the… Read More

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