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Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment Public Health Nursing Division November 15, 2017

Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment Public Health Nursing Division November 15, 2017

Programs Public Immunization Program • Ask a Public Health Nurse • Biometric Screenings/Preventative Health

Programs Public Immunization Program • Ask a Public Health Nurse • Biometric Screenings/Preventative Health • Blood Pressure Clinics • Safety Trainings • Tickborne Disease Prevention • Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention • Public Safety Services • Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses • Falls Prevention for Seniors •

PUBLIC IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM • • • FY 2017: Flu shots – 1743 Breakdown: Public

PUBLIC IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM • • • FY 2017: Flu shots – 1743 Breakdown: Public Safety – 416 Schools – 753 County Emp. – 90 General Community - 384 Other – 577 Vaccine expense - $62, 795. 96 Vaccine deposits - $88, 745. 76 Media Release: June 2017, Infographic, Radio, Print

Ask a Public Health Nurse Program • • Started 2012 Frontline health professionals Outreach

Ask a Public Health Nurse Program • • Started 2012 Frontline health professionals Outreach to vulnerable & underserved populations Collaboration with Cape Cod Hunger Network Free health screenings & flu shots Free access to professional nurse Nurses consult with up to 30 clients/visit

BIOMETRIC SCREENINGS • Collaboration with Municipal Health Group • Bone density, blood pressure, glucose/cholesterol/HDL,

BIOMETRIC SCREENINGS • Collaboration with Municipal Health Group • Bone density, blood pressure, glucose/cholesterol/HDL, hearing, vision, body mass index, skin cancer screening • Offered yearly to all towns BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS • Located: • YMCA, Community Center • Eastham Public Library • Falmouth Eats Together 14. 1 Million adults are unaware they have high blood pressure • Chatham (Million Hearts Program, CDC)

In Closing: Why Do We Need Nurses? • • We bring professional public health

In Closing: Why Do We Need Nurses? • • We bring professional public health nursing services to the residents Provide mentorship and a site for nursing student interns – 29 students since 2011 One dollar spent on immunizations is estimated to save $5 in treating preventable illness (ASTHO) Future Growth: provide more point-of-care services in line with other county health dept.

Questions? • THANK-YOU FOR YOUR TIME!!

Questions? • THANK-YOU FOR YOUR TIME!!