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Town of Brookline
Brookline Community Health

Welcome to Community Health! Below you will find links to our programs and

community health information.



Contact Information



Lynne Karsten, MPH
Director of Community Health






National Public Health Week in Brookline 2014

National Public Health Week ocurs the first week in April each year. Brookline hosts activities to highlight the role of public health in the town.

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             Food Day 2013

       Brookline chefs celebrated National Food Day   on October 24th, 2013 with students from Brookline's K-8 schools.  Cooking classes were held to teach the students to prepare, cook, and eat a healthy meal made from locally sourced vegetables from Allandale Farm.  Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food.





 Flu Vaccine Available.  The Brookline Department of Public Health has a limited supply of the flu vaccine available for Brookline residents, by appointment only.  If you would like to receive a flu shot, please contact Barbara Westley, Brookline’s Public Health Nurse, 617-730-2320, to schedule an appointment.   


Car Free School Day

On October 9, 2013, Brookline participated in "International Walk to School Day", an annual event involving more than 3 million children in 21 countries. In Brookline, parents are encouraged to leave their cars at home and instead have thier students walk, bike, roller skate, use scooters or public transporation. This year Lincoln had their own bike brigade where students and parents met at two locations and made thier way to the school together as a group.

Brookline On The Move

Brookline On The Move

The goal of Brookline of the Move is to promote physical activity and physical fitness among all who live and work in Brookline.

 Passport to Health and Fitness 2014

Flu Clinics

Each year in the Fall, the Brookline Department of Public Health schedules a series of health clinics to offer Brookline residents and employees their annual flu shot.

Public Health and Climate Change
The Brookline Department of Public Health has joined with Brookline 2010 to link improvements in public health with the community’s climate challenge.
Mosquito Borne Illnesses - Public Health Advisory
 no_mosquito Read important information about how you can protect yourself from West Nile Virus.

Savory Living - make healthy eating happen!    

Visit us at www.savoryliving.com/healthy