Massachusetts Department of Public Health

About Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health.

Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. We provide programs to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations.

We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.


Environmental Health Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Boston, MA
“I had an amazing experience working for the Massachusetts DPH in the Environmental Health unit. This internship provided a great balance between data analysis and input and field work, where I learned about tracking and monitoring indoor air quality. I had the opportunity to develop a number of skills, both technical and interpersonal. My supervisor still serves as a mentor and a wonderful resource for advice regarding school and employment. ”

Digital Services

August 2017 Boston, MA
“The Mass DPH is a very friendly and helpful place to work. They always acknowledge my contributions and give me great feedback to grow.”
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