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 clinics
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Flu clinics
  • Walk-in clinics

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 & 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

  • Consultant for Public School Nurses
  • St. Johns School
    • Hearing tests
    • Immunization updates
    • Scoliosis checks
    • Eye screenings

Educational Programs

  • Ongoing health and educational programs
    • Adolescent education
    • Asthma
    • Sunscreen prevention

Vaccinations

  • By referral