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Algal Bloom

Update August 31

The algal bloom advisory now includes only the area of the Charles River from Magazine Beach (near the BU Bridge) to the Museum of Science Dam. Read full update

West Nile Virus

Update August 28

A Middlesex County resident has been diagnosed with West Nile virus. Read update.

Community Health Improvement Plan

2015 Health Bulletin


Insect-Borne Diseases
Learn about Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Info includes disease fact sheets, data, latest news, and prevention tips.

Overdose Prevention
Learn how OPEN, a four-city coalition based at the health department, is responding to the statewide opioid crisis. For prevention resources, visit the OPEN website or connect on Twitter.
Learn how the public health department will improve the health of the community through a voluntary accreditation process.

Community Pride Day

September 12

Celebrate the culture and diversity of Cambridgeport at this family-friendly event

Charrette on Homelessness

September 15, 16, 18

Cambridge community members are invited to join a series of conversations about homelessness in the city. 

21 Proof Trainings


See the training schedule for owners/managers and bartenders/waiters of Cambridge establishments licensed to pour alcohol.

Find a Market

Six Cambridge farmers markets are open this summer and fall. Dates and locations

Fundraiser for Residents

Help low-income residents purchase fresh food at Cambridge farmers markets. 

Find regulatory information here. More 


The mission of the Cambridge Public Health Department is to protect the health of city residents, workers, and visitors. The Cambridge Public Health Department is part of Cambridge Health Alliance. Through an agreement with the City of Cambridge, the Alliance provides health care services for the benefit of residents and workers.

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