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Barnstable County, in Partnership with Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet Health Departments, Conducts Public Health Needs Assessment 



Information from: Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment 


Survey seeks to measure a variety of economic, health and social factors shaping year-round residents on the Outer Cape   

May 11, 2022 | (Barnstable, MA) – Every three years, the United States Department of Health and Human Services recommends that communities participate in a public health needs assessment to understand whether health needs are being met in the most optimal way. The survey is the second of a six-step process that evaluates residential services and programs to improve overall health and quality of life.  

All residents in the towns of Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet are encouraged to participate in the survey. The survey is anonymous and has no identifying information, although participants may choose to identify themselves and be interviewed by public health staff. 

Survey results will be compiled in a report and made available on the Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet health department websites. This evaluative process will help determine if the towns should create, redesign, or eliminate certain health and social programs. The survey closes June 11, 2022. 

The survey can be accessed electronically at Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet residents can also access paper copies in each town’s public library. 

ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY DERPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Established under a Special Act of the Legislature in 1926, the Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment (BCDHE) provides regional public health and environmental health services throughout the 15 towns comprising Barnstable County. The Department manages several environmental, public health, and homeland security grants funded through state and federal resources. The Department’s primary mission is to protect public health and the environment and promote the physical and mental health and well-being of Barnstable County residents.