Public Health

The public health discipline is divided into the following coalitions within the HMCC Region 3:

  • Region 3A – Northeast Public Health Coalition: Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Ipswich, Merrimac, Middleton, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury, Topsfield and West Newbury.
  • Region 3B – Greater Lawrence Public Health & Bioterrorism Coalition: Andover, Lawrence, Lynnfield, Methuen, North Andover, North Reading and Reading.
  • Region 3C – Upper Merrimack Valley Public Health Coalition: Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford.
  • Region 3D – North Shore/Cape Ann Emergency Preparedness Coalition: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynn, Manchester, Marblehead, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott and Wenham.
  • Region 3E – Mystic Valley Coalition: Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham and Wakefield.

HMCC Region 3 Public Health Contacts

Public health professionals promote the health and well-being of their communities by preventing residents from getting sick or injured and by encouraging healthy lifestyles. The public health field is comprised of a variety of functions including promoting healthy lifestyles, detecting and controlling outbreaks, research, and preventing injury. Some examples of recent public health work include anti-smoking campaigns, flu-clinics, and targeting sources of food-borne illness.

Some examples of the many fields within public health include:

  • First responders
  • Restaurant inspectors
  • Health educators
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Nutritionists
  • Community planners
  • Social workers
  • Epidemiologists
  • Public health physicians
  • Public health nurses
  • Occupational health and safety professionals
  • Public policymakers
  • Sanitarians

Region 3 Public Health Important Documents and Resources