Board of Health

Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • Dates to be announced
  • Town Hall
    41 Highland Avenue
    Cohasset, MA 02025

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


  • Robin M. Lawrence DDS, MPH
    Position: Chairman
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 3 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2020
  • Harvey Dickstein MD
    Position: Member
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 3 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2018
  • Lynn Doxey, MPH
    Position: Clerk
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 3 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2019

    

Mission


The Board of Health is a 3 member elected Board serving residents through the enforcement of health codes and the promotion of good public health practices. The Board is heavily involved in the regulatory and permitting process for a number of environmental and public health issues as well as major development projects.

The Board of Health is a member of Region 4B Emergency Preparedness Division which meets monthly under the direction of the State Department of Public Health and is orchestrated by the Cambridge Public Health Alliance. Currently we are focusing our efforts on pandemic planning.

The mission of the Cohasset Board of Health is to provide the residents of the Town of Cohasset with comprehensive, high-quality Public Health Services through the evaluation (and developing new) town policies, procedures, regulations, statements, and programs in the areas of Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health, and other Public Health disciplines. For more information about the Health Department, please visit the Health Department page. The Board of Health may be contacted through the through the Selectmen's Office at 781-383-4105.

10 Essential Public Health Services


  1. Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  4. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  8. Assure competent public and personal health care workforce
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population based health services
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems