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Category: Public Health News

Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division Launches “Wicked Wellness”

Our Public Health Nursing team is excited to introduce Wicked Wellness, a monthly flyer inspired by relevant health awareness themes! Each edition discusses an important health topic, with helpful exercise tips […]

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Barnstable County to Participate at Annual 55+ Community Safety Day

Barnstable County is pleased to have multiple departments represented at the upcoming Town of Barnstable’s 2nd Annual 55+ Community Safety Day. Join us at the Barnstable Adult Community Center on […]

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Urine Diversion Pilot Study Pitched to Falmouth Water Quality Committee

Read the September 6 Falmouth Enterprise article, highlighting Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center’ pitch on a urine diversion pilot project to Falmouth’s water quality management committee last Wednesday, August […]

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Barnstable County and Regional Emergency Planning: Hurricane Preparedness Talk

Chip Reilly, Director of Emergency Preparedness for Barnstable County, will present a Hurricane Preparedness talk at the Sandwich Public Library on Wednesday, September 13th, starting at 6:30 PM. In this […]

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Mosquitoes Collected in Barnstable County Tested Positive for West Nile Virus 

Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project has informed County health officials of mosquitoes in our region that tested positive for West Nile Virus this week. Sampling data showed the following: Barnstable: One […]

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FREE “Buried in Treasures” Hoarding Workshop Starts Week of September 5th

Join us for a free, multi-week “Buried in Treasures” Workshop for help with compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding! The course includes: Fall 2023 start dates are as follows: The time […]

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A Summary of Title 5 Regulation Changes

The Problem: Nutrient Pollution from Septic Tanks on Cape Cod DID YOU KNOW? The majority of homes on Cape Cod–more than 85%–use septic systems for wastewater treatment. While septic systems […]

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Barnstable County Community Health Newsletter, 6th Edition

As we wrap up a busy summer season on Cape Cod, it’s important to focus on one of ourmost important environmental health issues–water quality. August is National WaterQuality Month and […]

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Barnstable County's Public Health Nursing Team manning the vaccine table.

Public Health Nursing Division Works with Local Partners to Provide Vaccines at Touch-a-Truck Event

The Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division’s Public Immunization Program offers all immunizations, including flu vaccine, to County residents. The Program provides vaccines on request for schools and municipalities, including […]

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