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National Drug Take Back Day October 23, 2023.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at your local police station.

This collection program protects our children, our water and our food supplies, and decrease prescription drug abuse by making it easier for you to properly dispose of unused or expired medication. This is a completely confidential program. No personal information will be collected.

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Advancing Public Health: Cape Cod’s Tobacco Control Program

About the County’s Tobacco Control Program The Department of Health and Environment’s Tobacco Control Program, led by Robert Collett, is a cornerstone in promoting public health and safeguarding our community. […]

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Dredging In Popponesset Approach Channel Wraps Up

The Barnstable County dredge program recently completed the dredging of the Popponesset approach channel. Readers are invited to read the full article in the Mashpee Enterprise for more details on the project’s completion and its impact on the local area.

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Global Handwashing Day reminds us that a small actions can have big returns

You may have missed it, but this past Sunday, October 15th, was Global Handwashing Day. And while handwashing is important for everyone, it’s especially important for our little ones, who […]

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Regional Substance Abuse Council Newsletter (RSAC) – October 2023

The Barnstable County Regional Substance Addiction Coalition E-Newsletter is the hub of timely information on substance use and related issues in Barnstable County. With a readership of more than 1000, […]

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SHINE Prepares for Open Enrollment

On Tuesday October 10, 75 SHINE counselors participated in a training both in person and virtually to prepare for Open Enrollment. Kathleen Gouveia, SHINE Training Coordinator from the Executive Office […]

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Children’s Cove Expands Community Engagement Staff to Meet Increasing Demand  

Growing requests for community prevention education and awareness leads to new hire  October 12, 2023 (Cape Cod, Mass.) – Children’s Cove, The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center, announced today the […]

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Exploring Resilient Clam Strains: A Collaborative Project with Quahogs

Extension’s Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant Marine team has been spending these sunny days with quahogs! These labeled quahogs are part of a project with Stony Brook University that focuses on evaluating whether […]

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