Town of Plymouth Public Health Department


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Plymouth Public Health Department and Plymouth Public Library Present: 2018 Fall Health Literacy Program! Click here to register and for information about free books, prizes, and more.

Health Literacy Books Flyer

Social Determinants of Health: Follow our Instagram to learn how factors such as housing, food, education, access to health care, transportation, and more can affect your health.



The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has elevated the West Nile Virus (WNV) risk level to moderate statewide. This wide-scale increase was driven by expanding and intensifying positive mosquito findings. A press release will be issued shortly. The majority of human cases occur during August and September. Please take personal protective measures (e.g. use of mosquito repellant) to avoid mosquito bites. Please visit for updated risk maps and positive findings. — Updated at 12:45 PM August 21, 2018

The Bartlett Brook and its outlet are declared as a no swim/no wade area. Our monitoring will remain in place until further notice to protect the public’s health.  For detailed information on our monitoring results please contact the Public Health Department.


Board of Health Regulatory Updates:  August 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM a vote on Tobacco 21 will occur – to include vaping products with a focus on the state’s grandfather clause, and Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). A version of the Tobacco 21 draft regulation can be found by clicking here and a version of the ETS draft regulation can be found by clicking here.


Public Health Featured Community Organization Program/Event: Healthy Plymouth’s Amazing Race is a fun way for friends and families to engage in health promoting activities in the Town of Plymouth. Early registration for teams ends July 31st (after which regular fee will increase). Please click the following link for registration: Healthy Plymouth’s 2018 Amazing Race.


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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.

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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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