One of the major goals of the Office of Community Development, Health Division is to protect Lexington residents from foodborne illnesses, emerging infectious illnesses and other communicable diseases. As a part of any active Epidemiology Program, there are a vairety of health education materials and fact sheets that can be found at www.mass.gov/dph/epi or by clicking on the link titled Epidemiology Program.
Disease Investigation & Surveillance
The Office of Community Development, Health Division tracks certain communicable and infectious diseases that may impact local public health as mandated by State Law (105 CMR 300.00) Working in conjuction with local hospital infection control departments, state epidemiologists and local health division staff, infectious and communicable disease in the community are monitored and tracked until proper medical cycles have subsided and certain medical precautions are no longer necessary.
Other services include the following programs:
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening (Mantoux Test)
Community Health Network Alliance Meetings
Blood Pressure Clinics
Information about communicable diseases can also be found on the MDPH website.