State grants will support shared local public health services

A new Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) program is awarding $7.7 million dollars in grants to help strengthen local public health services.

The Public Health Excellence Grant Program for Shared Services funding will help 29 groups representing 191 cities and towns statewide increase cross-jurisdictional sharing of public health services and staff.

The effort furthers the Special Commission on Local and Regional Health’s recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of local and regional public health by expanding opportunities for sharing of public health services.


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