Public Health Responsibilities

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
  • Investigate and control the spread of communicable diseases within the community as reported by other agencies
COMMUNITY CLINICS
  • Blood pressure, flu and walk-in clinics
  • Diabetes, cholesterol screenings
DAYCARE CENTERS
  • Health consultant and educator
  • Health information and referral services
HEALTH FAIR
  • Organize and implement an annual Health Fair
MANTOUX TESTiNG
  • TB testing only for high risk individuals, by appointment
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
  • Childhood Immunization Program Home visits to newborns as referred to by area hospitals
PRECEPTOR
  • Tufts University Medical School Student Training for Public Health Disciplines
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES
  • Eye screenings, hearing tests, scoliosis checks and immunization updates for St. Johns School and Consultant for Public School Nurses
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
  • Ongoing health and educational programs; asthma, sunscreen prevention and adolescent education
VACCINATIONS
  • By referral