Public Health Division
10 Essential Services
The department is focused on prevention and control of communicable diseases, emergency preparedness, promotion of healthy living and school health. The Public Health Department supports and promotes the national standards for local public health departments, known as the 10 Essential Public Health Services.
- Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
- Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
- Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
- Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
- Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
- Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
- Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
- Assure a competent public health and personal healthcare workforce.
- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
- Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
This work is accomplished with the assistance of many city departments including (but not limited to):
- Inspectional Services
- Substance Use Disorder Initiatives
- Healthy Community Initiatives
- North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, commonly known as RSV, has been detected in Revere by the Department of Public Health. Please note, the following information is not individual medical advice and we recommend contacting your physician with specific questions.
What is RSV?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus is common and usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants, older adults, and immunocompromised individuals RSV in infants is a common cause of severe infections, like pneumonia.
RSV is currently on the rise in both Massachusetts and nationally, based on clinical and environmental data sources. There are basic steps to help prevent RSV spread:
- Wash your hands often—for at least 20 seconds using soap and water
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your shirt sleeve rather than your hands
- Avoid close contact with others, such as kissing, shaking hands, and sharing cups and eating utensils
- Clean frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs and mobile devices
Click on the icon below for the latest updates on current case data, testing and vaccination options and other resources in Revere.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
From Massachusetts DPH
- Board of Health Fee Schedule
- Asthma Prevention
- Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
- Child and Youth Violence Prevention
- Mosquito Information
- Mosquito Control Information for Revere and for the Salt Marsh.
- North Suffolk Integrated Community Needs Assessment
- Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention
- Suicide Prevention
- Tobacco Cessation and Prevention
- Women’s Health Network
- Worksite Wellness
Required for any abutters for Chicken Keeping Licenses
Required for any property owners for Chicken Keeping Licenses
Board of Health
Fourth Thursday of every month at 6pm. All past and ongoing Board of Health meetings are available on the RevereTV Youtube Page.
The next scheduled meeting is January 26,2023 .
Residents may request spray treatments for mosquitoes by completing a service request form to Northeast Mosquito Control from June 1st to September 30th, from Sunday, 7:00 AM through Wednesday noon for the current week. Please click on this link to submit your service request: