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The Public Health Nursing Program is part of several services within Cooperative Public Health Service (CPHS), a regional health district serving fifteen Boards of Health in Franklin County.  The nurses and health educator are available to support residents with health concerns in a variety of community settings.  CPHS staff work to improve the public’s health through environmental health inspections, communicable disease prevention & investigation, code enforcement, health education and wellness programming.

Details

CPHS Public Health Nurses provide the following services:

  • Walk-in clinics at community sites including senior centers, town halls, and food pantries, where nurses assist residents of any member town with a variety of health care needs, including:
    • Support in learning how to better manage health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, COPD and asthma
    • Support with managing multiple medications and navigating the health care system
    • Blood pressure, blood glucose and other preventative and diagnostic health screenings
  • State-mandated infectious disease surveillance, reporting and case monitoring. This includes assistance to residents and local agencies regarding the prevention and spread of disease, and to assure appropriate treatment
  • Vaccination, including home visits for residents in need, and providing clinics in community settings for flu and COVID-19
    • The nurses serve as Vaccine Managers for member towns, including ordering, storage, state reporting and insurance billing
  • Emergency preparedness planning and response
  • Mercury thermometer and sharps disposal and container exchange (through a collaboration with the Franklin County Solid Waste Mgmt. District)
  • Facilitating Age and Dementia Friendly Planning, in coordination with LifePath

Vaccinations (Home and site-based)

Information regarding flu and covid vaccinations can be found through the links section below. If you or a loved one are having trouble accessing vaccine, please contact Lisa White or Meg Ryan.

Health Education

CPHS nurses and health educators partner to provide information on a variety of health-related topics. Check our Health Education Resource Library regularly for new or updated content!

View Health Education Resource Library
CPHS Nurse Lisa White takes a blood pressure reading at local clinic.

Public Health Nursing Clinic Information

1st Tuesday of the month that is also the Food Pantry Tuesday
First Congregational Church
3 – 5 p.m.

2nd Thursday of the month
Bernardston Senior Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

3rd Tuesday of the month
Federated Church
4 – 5:30 p.m.
(Note: runs concurrent with Good Neighbors Food Distribution)

and

4th Wednesday of the month
Federated Church
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

3rd Wednesday of the month
Griswold Memorial Library
4 – 6 p.m.

1st Friday of the month
Conway Town Hall
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

1st Tuesday of the month
Erving Senior Center
9 – 11 a.m.

2nd Friday of the month
Stoughton Place Community Room
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2nd Wednesday
Town Hall (COA Coffee Hour)
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

1st Wednesday of the month
Senior Center at Northfield Town Hall
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

and

Squakheag Village Community Room
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

4th Tuesday of the month
Shelburne Falls Senior Center
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Resources

Documents

Public Health Nursing Clinic Flyers

Staff
Maureen O'Reilly headshot.

Maureen O’Reilly

Health Educator/ Epidemiologist
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Meg Ryan headshot.

Meg Ryan

Regional Public Health Nurse
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Lisa White headshot.

Lisa White

Regional Public Health Nurse
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