The mission of the Board of Health is to assist the Town to protect, promote and sustain the health, well being and quality of life for residents, and the environment through health assessment, education, and prevention.
The Board of Health derives its authority from Massachusetts General Laws to set policies and make regulations to protect the public and environmental health.
It’s a Fact
In 1799, Paul Revere was Chairman of the Board of Health in Boston, the first local health board in Massachusetts. He and his fellow board members were given broad authority to control the “ filth and offal” that contaminated the environment and produced deadly epidemics.