For more information on the Sharon Board of Health and Health Department programs, use this link: Health Department
Use this link to send an email to the Chair of the Board of Health
“Under Massachusetts General Laws, state and local regulations and community direction, Boards of Health are held responsible for disease prevention and control, and health and environmental protection and promoting a healthy community. Boards of Health serve as the local arm of both the Mass. Department of Public Health and the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection. To fulfill their duties, they develop, implement, and enforce health policies, oversee inspections to maintain minimum standards for sanitation in housing and food service, and assure that the basic health needs of their community are being met” (MAHB 2022).
Boards of Health are made up of people from every walk of life who care about the well-being of their community. In Sharon, they appointed to a term of office (3 years) and are given the legal authority to set policies and make regulations to protect the public and environmental health.
It’s a fact. In 1799, Paul Revere was Chairman of the Board of Health in Boston, the first local health board in Massachusetts. He and his fellow board members were given broad authority to control the “filth and offal” that contaminated the environment and produced deadly epidemics.
|Hope Klassman, M.Ed.|
|Chuck Levine, EE, EdD|
|Mena Mesiha, MD|
|Signe Peterson Flieger, PhD, MSW|
|Hillary Johnson, MHS|