Health Department Mission
The Brookline Health Department provides a range of environmental, community, and clinical health services to monitor and improve the health status and quality of life of persons who live or work in Brookline.
Among the steps taken by the department in seeking this goal are:
The control of existing and potential environmental hazards
The provision of health education and clinical health services, with emphasis on the prevention and early detection of chronic diseases and the improved management of lifestyle issues affecting health
The delivery of services dealing with conditions resulting from the abuse of drugs or alcohol
The control of communicable diseases
The provision of a range of health services at a per-capita cost of 3.5¢ per day is evidence of the cost-effectiveness of the public health services available to the community.
Human Services Divisions
The Human Services Divisions provide support to the Human Relations, Women's, and Disability Commissions, and field a range if Human Services programs, including support to the Domestic Violence Roundtable. They have responsibility for ADA compliance and house the town's Affirmative Action Officer.