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Heat Emergency in Boston
Mayor Wu announced a heat emergency in the City of Boston through Wednesday, July 17. Cooling centers will be open at 14 BCYF community centers Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Boston Public Health Commission

To work in partnership with communities to protect and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, especially those impacted by racism and systemic inequities.

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BPHC envisions a thriving Boston where all residents live healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, violence, and other systems of oppression. 

BPHC has been leading Boston’s collaborative response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the latest data on the Boston COVID-19 Dashboard and our COVID-19 response page.  

BPHC is an independent public agency governed by a seven-member board of health appointed by the Mayor of Boston. 

Learn more about the Commission


Careers and internships

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Do you care about the health of Boston? Join BPHC! Search and apply to open positions on our career center.

Career Center

teen leadership programs

Are you a teen looking for ways to have a positive impact on your community? Take a look at our teen leadership programs to make a difference in your city!


BPHC offers internship opportunities to expand your education, and give back to your community. Take a look at the open internship opportunities in our career center.

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