Health & Human Services

About Us


The Health and Human Services Department consists of four unique divisions: Public Health Division, Social Services Division, the Barron Center, (A city-owned long-term care facility) Office of Elder Affairs.

We strive to enhance the health and well-being of the residents of Portland in collaboration with our community, state, and federal partners.
  1. Council Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

    The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. Read on...
  2. Age-Friendly Portland Launches Business Recognition Program

    The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee launched a new voluntary program this month to help local business owners become more sensitive to the needs of older customers and receive recognition for efforts to make their business more “age-friendly”... Read on...
  3. Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

    The City filed a lawsuit on April 5 in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the community. Read on...
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