Health Department

The public hearing for open comments on the updates to our local regulation, FHR-15.0. Supplements to 310 CMR 15.000: The State Environmental Code Title 5. has been rescheduled for June 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., and will be held in the Civil Defense Room in the lower level of Falmouth Town Hall.  Click here to view the regulation with proposed updates.


The Surgeon General has officially declared that e-cigarette use among youth in the United States is an epidemic.  Read more about it here, and visit here to learn more about e-cigarettes.


150 yrs public health

Did you know that Paul Revere was the president of America's first Board of Health, established in 1799? And that the first use of smallpox vaccine in the Western Hemisphere was in Cambridge, MA in 1800? The Massachusetts Department of Public Health celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. To learn more about the history of public health in the Commonwealth, view the list of public health milestones or visit

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