Public Health

The Portland Public Health Division improves the health of all people in the community by working together to prevent disease, promote health, and protect residents from environmental threats.
  1. City Public Health Officials Warn of Vaping Dangers

    As reports of vaping-related illnesses increase, Maine has enacted a law banning vaping on school grounds, which took effect on September 19, 2019. Read on...
  2. Portland handed out nearly 200,000 free needles last year. Here's where they went.

    With that many syringes in circulation — distributed by the city alone — you might expect to find heaps of them on every street corner. But Portland has made significant efforts to keep its streets, parks and playgrounds free of used syringes. Additional Info...
  3. Health Alert - MMR Vaccine Guidelines from the CDC

    Please see the current MMR vaccine recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additional Info...
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