The Malden Board of Health is a statutory board created pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 111, Section 26 and Chapter 41, Section 1. The Board of Health and its staff act for both the State and City to enforce the laws and regulations governing health and sanitation. The Board of Health provides clinical, inspectional and data collection services. The goal of this office to promote and protect the health, welfare and safety of Malden residents, enforce the laws and regulations governing health, environment, housing, and sanitation.
Christopher Webb, Director of Public Health
Dr. John R. Horne, Jr. - Chairman
Dr. Kunwar Singh - Member
Joseph O. Danca - Member
Malden is Moving !.....toward healthy eating and active living !
The Malden Board of Health is proud to announce that it has been awarded a five year,three hundred thousand dollar Community Transformation Grant from the Department of Public Health. This grant allows Malden to become a "Mass in Motion Community" participant and promote active living and healthy eating in Malden. There are nine MIM programs in Middlesex County that cover twelve municipalities. Christopher Webb, Director of Public Health, in conjunction with partners at the YWCA Malden has appointed Christina Murphy the Mass in Motion Coordinator. Christina will coordinate the development and implementation of initiatives that will improve healthy eating and active living options available to the citizens of Malden in the coming years.
"Malden is Moving", the Malden version of the "Mass in Motion program", aims to promote wellness with a particular focus on the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. the objective is to provide residents with simple, practical and cost effective ways to eat better and move more at home, work and in the community. "Malden is Moving!" will allow Malden a new frame work to support these initiatives. This grant will coordinate a cross section of local agencies, community groups, local businesses and coalitions to address these issues in a comprehensive approach to make Malden a healthier community.
For more information reguarding "Mass in Motion" call Christina Murphy at 781-322-3760 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW !! The Malden River Walking Route map has been completed with the help of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council ( MAPC) . This map details a walking route from Oak Grove to the Malden River at Canal Street and highlights sixteen area historic and current l;ocations of interest, such as, Oak Grove Community Building, Cotymore Lea Park, and a connection to the Northern Strand Community Trail. For a copy click here. Malden River Walking Route Map and Information
Fun, Healthy Recipes for the Family
Chop Chop Recipes and Healthy Eating Tools
Malden Rental Unit Inspection Program
Since August 1, 2009, owners of certain residential rental properties in the City of Malden have been required to have rental units inspected when a unit becomes vacant and prior to re-occupancy by a tenant. This ordinance, Section 9.40, Rental Unit Inspection; Required, was the first step in ensuring safe and code compliant housing would be available to tenants. An inspection in compliance with this ordinance requires the rental property to be compliant with the Minimum Standards of Human Habitation, 105 CMR 410.000, of the State Sanitary Code.
These inspections must be, scheduled with, and conducted by, Malden Board of Health Inspectors. The fee for this inspection is $50.00 for the initial inspection and $20.00 for any re-inspections that are required.
The following properties are exempt from the ordinance:
.1 property or units owned or managed by the Malden Housing Authority;
.2 hotels, motels and mobile homes that have been otherwise permitted by the Board of Health;
.3 owner occupied premises containing three or fewer units, provided that a homeowner may elect to participate in the program;
.4 property which contains 20 or more units and is providing housing exclusively for elderly or low and moderate income persons under
federal or state subsidy programs;
.5 licensed rooming house units, provided that each licensed rooming house shall be subject to inpsection in its entirety in January and June of
each year for a fee of $125 per inspection.
Please feel free to call the Malden Board of Health Office at 781-397-7049 with any questions you may have regarding the requirements of this ordiance. To view or print your copy of the ordiance and the application that is required click on the link below.
To reveiw the State Sanitary Code, Chapter II, Minimum Standards for Human Habitation, 105 CMR 410.000 click below
Section 9.40, Rental Unit Inspection; Required- Click Here
Rental Unit Inspection; Required Application - Click Here
Minimum Standards for Human Habitation, 105 CMR 410.000
Flu Fact Sheets
West Nile Virus Facts and Tips
The Malden Board of Health has received a report of a West Nile Virus positive test result for a mosquito pool in the area of Lynn St and U.S. Route One, Malden.
This result was gathered from a test sample of 121 mosquito’s collected on August 8, 2013. Please see the fact sheet below for more information.
West Nile Virus Fact Sheet
West Nile Virus FAQ
Arbo-virus Report for August 2013
Blood Lead Level Screening For Children
Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future
FREE Blood Lead Level Screening at The Malden Board of Health Clinic call (781) 397-7052 for an appointment
Know Of a Problem Property In Malden?
“At the direction of Mayor Christenson, the Malden Housing Task Force has been reorganized as the Problem Properties Unit (“Unit”) to address both residential and commercial properties. The Unit is chaired by the Mayor and consists of a Malden resident, the City Controller, and representatives from the City Council, Fire and Police Departments, Board of Health, Building Department, Legal Department, and the Malden Redevelopment Authority. The objective is to utilize a proactive approach to deal with the problem properties in our neighborhoods, including illegal rooming houses; vacant and abandoned properties; and, properties with a history of public safety complaints and code violations.”
To submit a problem property report, Click Here. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Health Regulations & Ordinances
Section 9.40 of the City Ord., Rental Unit Inspection: Required.
Winter Living Information
Cold Weather Guide Checklist
Fuel Assitance Information
Back Yard Pools
Safety Barrier Guide Lines For Home Pools
Tips on Yard Waste and Recycling