Our vision is an inclusive community that is healthy, safe, connected and equitable for all!
The mission of the Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services is to preserve, protect & promote the physical, mental, and environmental health of the Brookline Community. We collaborate with partners to reduce health inequities and respond to emerging public health challenges.
CONFLICTING VOICES OF LIBERTY AND SLAVERY (1765-1795) |
MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 3 PM
The Town of Brookline’s MLK Celebration Committee presents: Conflicting Voices of Liberty and Slavery (1765-1795) on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 3PM at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. This year’s program includes keynote speaker, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Edward J. Larson, performance artist Regie Gibson, Joyful Voices of Inspiration Gospel Choir and Brookline Poet Laureate Jennifer Barber. Learn more and register for tickets.
INDIGENOUS AUTHORS BOOK CLUB
The Brookline Indigenous Peoples Celebration Committee would like to invite you to participate in their first Indigenous Authors Book Club! Join us on Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 4-5:30 pm for a virtual Book Club conversation. This month we will be reading and discussing Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. To RSVP to the Book Club please contact Caitlin Starr at [email protected] or at 617-731-2345. Learn more about IPPC and this Book Club.
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ADVISORIES & PRESS RELEASES
BROOKLINE HEALTH DEPARTMENT REFLECTS ON SUCCESS OF FOOD COUPON PROGRAM AT AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
BROOKLINE – Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss is pleased to announce that Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services officials were able to share the success of their Food Coupon program at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) conference this week.
BROOKLINE – Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss and Department of Public Works Commissioner Erin Chute Gallentine are pleased to announce that the Town of Brookline has partnered with Modern Pest Services to reduce the presence of rodents in town through digital technology.
Modern Pest utilizes Anticimex SMART technology, an intelligent, non-toxic, always-on solution in pest control for businesses, homes and communities.
BROOKLINE – Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss and President of the Friends of Brookline Public Health Richard Segan wish to invite residents to the virtual “Planning for a Healthy Winter in Brookline” question-and-answer session.
HEALTHY HOLIDAY TIPS
The Brookline Department of Public Health offers the following tips for a healthy holiday season:
STAY CURRENT WITH YOUR VACCINATIONS
Flu cases have spiked and continue to rise in Massachusetts. Vaccination rates are low. Protect yourself and those most vulnerable. Save your sick time. Don't miss out on fun holiday events. Do your part and get your flu shot before the New Year! For more information on influenza case rates and vaccination rates in Massachusetts, visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's new weekly flu report interactive dashboard.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT | The Brookline Department of Public Health and Public Schools of Brookline have partnered with VaccinateRx to provide COVID-19 & Flu Clinics throughout the season. Visit the COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine page for the current list of clinic dates and schedule your appointment today!