The Public Health Department promotes and protects the health and wellness of the community and performs the core functions of public health assessment, assurance and surveillance under the guidance of the Swampscott Board of Health.
Board of Health Duties:
The purpose of the Board of Health is to promote health and well being for the residents of Swampscott. These goals are attained by educating residents on current health issues and practices, as well as, by developing, implementing and enforcing health policies. These health policies vary in nature from topics including food establishments, dumpsters, body art, swimming pools, wells, smoking, tanning facilities, etcetera. The Board of Health constantly deals with issues of pesticides, rubbish and recycling removal, beach testing and closings, mosquito control and all other health concerns brought by the residents of Swampscott. The Board of Health works closely with other boards in determining the safest, healthiest, most desirable quality of life in our community.