Cape Cod Healthcare Awards Barnstable County ‘Ask a Public Health Nurse Program’ $3K to Help Expand Services

To support outreach to vulnerable and under served populations...

Barnstable MA, November 26, 2019 - On behalf of the Department of Health and Environment, Barnstable County is pleased to announce that Cape Cod Healthcare has awarded the Public Health Nursing Division $3,000 for outreach to vulnerable and underserved populations in FY20.  Funds will be used for activities conducted by the ‘Ask a Public Health Nurse’ initiative. 

The Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division developed the ‘Ask a Public Health Nurse’ initiative in 2012 when it received a grant from United Way to provide services to consumers at food pantries.  Nurses currently spend about 70 hours per month administering the program and are stationed at one of 22 participating sites to offer blood pressure readings, glucose screenings, health information, flu shots, and other health resources.  The grant from Cape Cod Healthcare will help expand the program by at least two more sites on Cape Cod.  

Barnstable County Public Health Nurse Deirdre Arvidson, who directs this program, said “By working with food pantries and other partner organizations, this program helps us reach individuals in communities across Cape Cod who might not otherwise have regular access to health screenings, and other health promotion and disease prevention messages.”  

Current participating sites are: 

Location 

 Address 

Days 

Hours 

A Baby Center 

81 Willow Ave, Hyannis 

1st & 2nd Monday 

10-1 

Bourne Food Pantry 

20 Commerce Park Rd, Pocasset 

2nd & 4th Tuesday 

9-11 

Brewster COA 

1673 Main St, Brewster 

2nd & 4th Monday 

9:45-11:15 

Centerville Library 

585 Main St, Centerville 

3rd Thurs 

10-11 

Chatham Community Center 

Main St, Chatham 

1st & 3rd Wed 

9-11 

Cromwell Court 

Hyannis 

2nd & 4th Tuesday 

1-4 

Eastham COA 

1405 Nauset Rd, Eastham 

1st Wednesday 

12-2 

Eastham Library 

190 Samoset Rd, Eastham 

1st Tuesday 

10-12 

Falmouth Eats Together 

Various churches in Falmouth 

usually 1st & 3rd 
Thursday 

4-6 

Falmouth Service Center 

611 Gifford St, Falmouth 
 

1st & 3rd Thursday 
varies 

9:30-12 

Harwich Family Pantry 

133 Queen Anne Rd, Harwich 

Tuesdays 

9:30-11:30 

 
Mashpee Food Pantry 

Rte. 151 & Jobs Fishing Rd,  
Christ the King Church 

2nd & 3rd Wed 

10-12 

Orleans Food Pantry 

Methodist Church, Orleans 

1st & 3rd Monday 

9:30-11:30 

Provincetown Town Soup Kitchen 

Methodist Church   
20 Shank Painter Rd Nov - April 

2nd & 4th Friday 

11-2:30 

Salvation Army 

100 North St, Hyannis 

2nd & 4th Monday 

11:30-12:30 

Sandwich Food Pantry 

331 Cotuit Rd, Sandwich 

3rd Wednesday 

10-12 

St. David's, S. Yarmouth 

205 Old Main St, S Yarmouth 

3rd Wednesday 

1-3 

Veterans Outreach 

247 Stevens St, Suite E, Hyannis 

First Thursday 

9-1 

Wellfleet Community Dinner 

United Methodist Church 

1st & 3rd Tuesday 

5-7 

WIC, HYANNIS 

 
Rte. 132, Hyannis 

3rd Wednesday 

1-4 

Yarmouth Food Pantry 

845 Main St, S Yarm 

3rd Tues & Thurs 

5:30-6:30 

YMCA 

2245 Iyanough Rd, W Barns 

1st & 3rd Tues 

8:30-11:30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                         

 

 


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