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Zika Virus

Updated Jan. 29

Special precautions are recommended for pregnant women traveling to countries experiencing Zika virus outbreaks.

Climate Change

November 2015

Cambridge prepares for the inevitable effects of global climate change. Learn more.

2015 Annual Report

Cambridge Health Indicators 



photo by Greg Riegler

Winter Storms
Visit the city's Snow Center website to sign up for emergency alerts and for winter storm information, safety tips, and parking updates.

Radon Testing
Winter is the best time to get your home tested for radon—a colorless, odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. Learn more:

Flu Shots

February 2016

The health department is offering free flu shots by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Vaccine is available for all ages.

National Wear Red Day

February 5

Wear red on Feb. 5 to raise awareness about heart disease and make a commitment to keeping your heart healthy.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7

Know your status: Confidential HIV testing is available in Cambridge. Find locations.


21 Proof Trainings

Winter 2016

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

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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