Prevent, Promote & Protect
The mission of the Needham Public Health Division since 1877 has been to prevent
and control the spread of disease, to address environmental issues, to promote
healthy lifestyles, and protect the public health and social well-being of all citizens,
especially the most vulnerable.
Center at the Heights Mindfulness Group. Click here for more details
Notice of Public Hearings - Friday, March 10, 2017 7:00 - 8:50 AM
500 Dedham Avenue, Needham - Charles River Room
At an open meeting and a public hearing on March 10, 2017, the Board
of Health of the Town of Needham, County of Norfolk, Massachusetts,
acting under the authority of Chapter 111, Section 31 of Massachusetts
General Laws shall consider regulations. The purpose of these regulations is to:
Revise Article 1: "Regulation Affecting Smoking and the Sale and Distribution
of Tobacco Products in Needham" to rescind labeling provision and to
consider possible lessening of penalties for non-compliance as well as a
longer tolling period and other changes to permit transfer processes
and outlet density. View proposed regulation here.
Consideration of Article 24: "Regulation to Ensure the Sanitary and
Safe Operations of Commercial and Recreational Marijuana
Establishments, and To Minimize Community Impacts and Collateral
Consequences of Widespread Recreational Marijuana Use and Both
Commercial and Personal Marijuana Cultivation" to consider a number
of regulatory provisions that govern the operation of commercial and
recreational marijuana establishments in the Town of Needham
including inspectional standards and staff training procedures.
View proposed regulation here.
These regulations shall be considered in Needham in the interest of,
and for the preservation of, the public health. This summary shall
serve as notice to all.
review on the Public Health Department’s website at www.needham.gov/health.
Press Release: NEEDHAM, MA – (September 7, 2016) The Town of Needham’s
Health and Human Services Department, specifically the Divisions of Council on
Aging (COA) and Public Health, published the results of a town-wide survey to
assess the barriers to senior-friendly housing and transit. The report is the part
of a grant the Town received from the Massachusetts Association of Health
Boards for Healthy Aging through Healthy Community Design. Read full report
Click here to view the technical report on the Needham Senior Survey.
Dumpster Maintenance Requirements
During the hot and humid summer weather, keeping up with dumpster
requirements is more important than ever! Overfilled dumpsters
open covers and odors are common summertime public
Please take a moment to
review with your staff the following reminders
keep your dumpster clean and maintained:
Click here to view the All Dumpster Maintenance Requirements
For information, support and resources for Opioid Addiction, please visit:
Learn2cope and MA General ARMS (Addiction Recovery
Management Service) have additional information
support groups, resources and other links:
MA General ARMS:
Draft Concussion Regulation: http://www.needhamma.gov/health
Extreme Cold Weather Preparedness Tips
Preventing West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito Borne Illness
For more information, contact Norfolk County Mosquito Control