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Results of 2019 Annual Point in Time Homeless Count Released

Results of 2019 Annual Point in Time Homeless Count Released

For More Information: Martha Taylor, HMIS Program Manager – Barnstable County Department of Human Services 508-375-6625 martha.taylor@barnstablecounty.org Results of 2019 Annual Point in Time Homeless Count Released May 9, 2019 (Barnstable, MA) – The Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness has released its 2019 findings from the Annual Point in Time Count which took […]

Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Committee Presents Bourne Middle School Student with Freedom of Expression Award 

Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Committee Presents Bourne Middle School Student with Freedom of Expression Award 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Committee Presents Bourne Middle School Student with Freedom of Expression Award BARNSTABLE, MA – May 8, 2019 Caroline Smith, a student at Bourne Middle School, is the winner of this year’s Mercy Otis Warren Freedom of Expression essay contest. The competition, open to all […]

Attention Towns: Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Local/State Health Departments

Attention Towns: Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Local/State Health Departments

If you need help with answering questions from your public audiences, please use CDC’s Measles FAQ Get the tool kit at https://www.cdc.gov/measles/toolkit/state-health-departments.html You can also direct individuals to contact the CDC directly at cdc.gov/cdc-info/.    

Barnstable County Regional Network on Homelessness Offers Info Sessions on CHAMP

Barnstable County Regional Network on Homelessness Offers Info Sessions on CHAMP

By on May 8, 2019 in Recent News

Please join the Barnstable County Regional Network on Homelessness for one of three opportunities to learn about CHAMP, the state’s new online application for Public Housing.  Understand how CHAMP (Common Housing Application for Massachusetts Public-Housing) works both from a client’s and a Housing Authority’s perspective; Learn the process and timeframes for housing selection, and find out, What’s new […]

Cape Cod Celebrates Bay State Bike Week  May 11-19, 2019

Cape Cod Celebrates Bay State Bike Week May 11-19, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2019 INFORMATION FROM THE CAPE COD COMMISSION BARNSTABLE COUNTY www.capecodcommission.org/initiatives/bikeped Cape Cod Celebrates Bay State Bike Week May 11-19, 2019 Local Events Planned The Cape Cod Commission and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority will join regional and state-wide efforts to promote bicycling as an alternative to driving motor […]

Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council to Host 3rd Annual Parent Summit on Substance Use

Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council to Host 3rd Annual Parent Summit on Substance Use

For Immediate Release: Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council to Host 3rd Annual Parent Summit on Substance Use Spotlight on vaping and how anxiety and depression play key role in substance use BARNSTABLE, MA. (April 29, 2019) – The Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council will host its 3rd Annual Parent Summit to provide parents […]

Public Health Notices

Attention Towns: Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Local/State Health Departments

Attention Towns: Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Local/State Health Departments

If you need help with answering questions from your public audiences, please use CDC’s Measles FAQ Get the tool kit at https://www.cdc.gov/measles/toolkit/state-health-departments.html You can also direct individuals to contact the CDC directly at cdc.gov/cdc-info/.    

PSA from Public Health Nurses: Measles Travel Notices

PSA from Public Health Nurses: Measles Travel Notices

  The Barnstable County Public Health Nurses would like to you to know that measles is a concern for several popular travel destinations. Countries with current measles travel notices include: England, Italy, France, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, Israel, Kazakhstan, Columbia, Brazil, Congo, Madagascar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan. What can you do? Everyone 6 […]

PSA from Public Health Nurses: Know the Risks, Signs & Symptoms of Blood Clots

PSA from Public Health Nurses: Know the Risks, Signs & Symptoms of Blood Clots

The Barnstable County Public Health Nurses would like to share a recent PSA regarding the risks, signs and symptoms of blood clots from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  For more information, go to http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/index.htm Click on the image below to see the full infographic.

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Barnstable County Meeting Center

May
22
Wed
10:00 am Board of Regional Commissioners ...
Board of Regional Commissioners ...
May 22 @ 10:00 am
Board of Regional Commissioners Regular Meeting @ Commissioners' Conference Room, Superior Courthouse, Barnstable County Complex | Barnstable | Massachusetts | United States
*Please visit our Meeting Documents page to view official agendas posted with dates & start times. Can’t make it to the meeting?  You can also watch county meetings LIVE on our Barnstable County LiveStream Channel  
Jun
5
Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting @ East Wing Conference Center, Barnstable County Complex  | Barnstable | Massachusetts | United States
Assembly of Delegates Public Meetings *Meeting dates & times are approximate. Please visit our Meeting Documents page to view official agendas posted with meeting dates & start times.  Can’t make it to the meeting? You[...]
Jun
19
Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting @ East Wing Conference Center, Barnstable County Complex  | Barnstable | Massachusetts | United States
Assembly of Delegates Public Meetings *Meeting dates & times are approximate. Please visit our Meeting Documents page to view official agendas posted with meeting dates & start times.  Can’t make it to the meeting? You[...]

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