Find your local board of health.

 

Mission

Local Boards of Health in Massachusetts are required by state and local laws and regulations to perform many critical duties related to the protection of public health. Each Town has a Board of Health, with membership elected by Town Meeting, and employs staff to carry out services. 

This website showcases the joint efforts of the Vineyard Boards of Health and the island wide programs they implement together.

Goals

Looking toward the future and to those that can benefit most from today's efforts it is important to remember that the lifestyle habits of our youth and children will determine the level of health and well being of tomorrow's adults. It is very important that, as a community, we focus on raising physically active and engaged children with good self-esteem, which will in turn produce productive adults with healthy habits and behaviors. This type of promotion and prevention has the potential to significantly reduce ever-increasing health costs for treatment individually, regionally and nationally.