The Town of Plymouth has a population that varies considerably in age, education, income, ethnicities, and other personal characteristics as examples of its diversity. These population characteristics culminate to paint a picture of the Town of Plymouth’s health across its various communities. The way in which the Town’s communities interact with each other and the environment can influence infectious and communicable disease. As the largest Town by land area in the Commonwealth, that can prove to be a challenge. The Plymouth Public Health Department incorporates a robust surveillance system in order to provide population level health protection, promote healthy lifestyles, and educate to help prevent both acute or chronic disease and injury across the human life-course in the Town of Plymouth.