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New Role Integrates a Mental Health Professional with Dispatchers
In 2023, the City of Cambridge designated a new position within the Emergency Communications Department; a 911 Call Center Clinician. This is a new, unique public safety position as it places a mental health professional directly inside the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) alongside dispatchers.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Class
Training Reduces the Impact of Opioid Overdoses
To help make our community safer, the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) provides free overdose prevention training in partnership with Somerville Health and Human Services.
Cambridge Fuel Assistance Program Long and Contact Information
Cambridge Fuel Assistance Program Helps Low-Income Residents Pay for Winter Heating Bills
The Fuel Assistance Program also helps clients access benefits offered through other agencies, such as gas and electric bill discounts, weatherization improvements like insulation and sealing, the state’s Heating System Repair and Replacement Program, and more.
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Call 988 Three Digits for Individuals Experiencing Suicidal Crisis and Emotional Distress
Trained counselors, who are not clinicians, are available to provide free, confidential emotional support to all callers. 988 can also be used by an individual who is worried about a loved one and not sure how to support that person or where to get them help.
2022 Flu Clinic Kid
Health Department Recommends COVID-19 Boosters and Flu Shots
A new bivalent booster became available this fall that offers protection against multiple COVID-19 variants. Residents age 65 and older should ask for high-dose flu vaccine.
Is Your COVID-19 protection up to Date? Be sure you are fully vaccinated and boosted. If you're over age 50, two boosters are recommended.
Public Health COVID-19 Reminders and Update on Monkey Pox
Important COVID-19 Reminders and an Update on Monkey Pox from Cambridge Public Health Department
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Promoting Community Health
Improving public health in Cambridge is a citywide effort involving many City departments and community partners. The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD), a nationally accredited health department, spearheads the City’s public health approach and programming.
City Manager Louis A. DePasquale and Cambridge Public Health staff at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
City of Cambridge Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Continued through FY22
Since March 2020, the City and its partners have made enormous strides in the fight against COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. As of May 2022, over 93% of Cambridge residents have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 77% are fully vaccinated. The City has built the necessary public health, communications, testing, and vaccine infrastructure needed to scale operations quickly to meet any emerging need in Cambridge.
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