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. Barron Center Achieves National Recognition as Top Performing Skilled-Nursing Facility

    The Barron Center was recently identified as a top performing skilled nursing facility by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Each year, The ACHCA recognizes top performers with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Read on...
  2. Public Health Director Reminds People It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

    The Public Health Department is co-sponsoring a free and open to the public flu shot clinic with VNA Home Health Hospice on Monday, February 5 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the State of Maine Room in City Hall. Read on...
  3. City’s Public Health Director Presents Vision to Council’s Health & Human Services Committee

    The City’s Public Health Director, Dr. Kolawole Bankole, outlined his vision and goals for the future of the department during last night’s Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Read on...
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