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Category: Health Data and Research

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Behavioral Health News from the Region

Barnstable County Department of Human Services presents highlights of the region’s behavioral health news: Raymond Tamasi, president, Gosnold on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Mass. was recognized for demonstrating innovation in behavioral […]

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“One Meal A Day” Map Updated

Over 10% of Barnstable County residents live below the poverty line (American Community Survey 2013), yet there are many more residents who are considered food insecure. Resource mapping helps tell the […]

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RSAC Briefed on Marijuana Ballot Initiative

At the June 2, 2016, Regional Substance Abuse Council meeting, Plymouth and Barnstable District State Senator Vinny deMacedo and Cape and Islands’ District Attorney Michael O’Keefe presented the “Campaign for […]

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Dr. Kevin Hill’s Talk on Underage Substance Use Now on YouTube

On May 11, 2016, Harvard Addiction Psychiatrist Dr. Kevin Hill held an informative talk on underage drinking, teens & marijuana & opioids.  Presented by the Lower Cape Prevention Partnership, Harwich Youth […]

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State Senate Candidates Respond to Issues of Income Inequality

On April 29, 2016, four of the five candidates for the State Senate seat currently held by Dan Wolf participated by invitation in a forum, facilitated by Florence Seldin of […]

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Re-Cap: Recent Department Activities

See what the Department’s been up to…. April 20, 2016: Vaira Harik, Senior Project Manager, presented at the Cotuit Library’s Cape Cod Opiate Addiction. April 15, 2016: Paula Schnepp, Coordinator of the Cape […]

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REMINDER: State Senate Candidates Address Income Inequality on Lower/Outer Cape

Four candidates for the State Senate seat currently held by Dan Wolf will participate in a free community event, “The Forum: Toward a More Just Society.” The event will focus […]

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PWTF and Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

According to the CDC: “Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, one out of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their […]

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Mass. Health Policy Commission Publishes Analysis of Opioid Epidemic

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission has published a presentation of preliminary data preparatory to issuing a Opioid Abuse Report in the coming months.  The data presentation is entitled Analysis of Opioid […]

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