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Public Health Measles Advisory – Regarding the re-emergence of measles: The official position statement from the Town of Plymouth’s Department of Public Health is that vaccination’s for vaccine preventable diseases are safe when administered accordingly based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guidelines. Click here to access a detailed document explaining this further.

Public Health Promotion: Establishments engaged in the sale of tobacco and tobacco related products (including liquids used in vaping and/or electronic smoke inhalation devices and the devices) can access official signage to post on their storefront doors, windows, and at the register. You can access the signage by clicking here.

Board of Health 2019 Scheduled Meeting Update: To access the latest Board of Health meeting information, click the Board of Health menu item above near the header. 

Featured Plymouth Public Health Reporting: 

You can click here to access the first Plymouth Department of Public Health and Board of Health Strategic Plan and Roadmap is available for the public to view. This is our 2019 – 2022 guiding document that was performed in collaboration with our Department of Planning and Development. 

Update: The Bartlett Pond Watershed Assessment will begin this week starting April 11 (Thursday) and you can click here to access official correspondence and information regarding this update to and for the public. 

–Updated April 10, 2019–

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:

The new Public Health Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Guidelines and Manual for Food Establishments are officially published in lieu of newer Board of Health FOG regulations. Food establishment owners, managers, staff, and other interested stakeholders please click here to access the new guidelines and manual.  (Updated December 13, 2018)



Public Health Measles Advisory: 

Regarding the re-emergence of measles: The official position statement from the Town of Plymouth’s Department of Public Health is that vaccination’s for vaccine preventable diseases are safe when administered accordingly based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guidelines. Click here to access a detailed document explaining this further. 

–Updated on 8 May, 2019–

Public Health CBD Advisory:

The Plymouth Public Health Department is advising that food and retail establishments to stop selling CBD products unless they can demonstrate the product comes from an approved source. Click here for a detailed document explaining this further.

–Updated on 5 February, 2019–


Board of Health Regulatory Updates:  The Select Board approved the 2019 Board of Health Fee and Fine structure on 8 January, 2019. The new fee and fine schedule can be found by clicking here. The revised fees and fines will be officially implemented starting 10 January 2019.

(Updated as of January 9, 2019)


Public Health Featured Community Organization Program/Event:

The Please Ask Campaign: The community organization, Keep Plymouth Beautiful will host a public awareness event at 1pm – 4pm on June 15th at Center Hill Preserve to help protect and keep our oceans clean and people healthy. The event (click here for more information) will focus on reducing and eliminating the use of plastics in our environment by participating in a beach cleanup.  For more information about this campaign please click here. You may also email Melanie Monaco, Director of Keep Plymouth Beautiful, at 

(Updated June 10, 2019)

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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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