Department of Human Services
Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services plans, develops, and coordinates regional solutions to Cape Cod’s most pressing health and human service issues. We foster and support collaborative initiatives with data analysis, strategic planning, and investment of county, state and federal resources. Our current initiatives include convening key stakeholders to address substance use, homelessness, and chronic disease. In addition, we compile and disseminate regional human service information and resources. Our goal is to create a “Healthy Connected Cape Cod”.
Strategies for Children, an advocacy group for pre-school and early childhood education, produced A Plan to Expand Preschool in Four Cape Cod Towns to communicate local stories of collaboration to support their advocacy work. The local stories intend to highlight the...read more
Bridgewater State University's Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement (PARE) and the CONNECT Partnership are hosting the Regional Substance Abuse Summit for Higher Education - Sharing Best Practices. Topics include regional data review, drug...read more
The Community Health Training Institute is presenting several trainings in the new Health Equity Training Series. The free trainings provide tools to empower communities, identify a culturally competent approach to community work, and explore the systems in place...read more
The Network of Human Service and Faith Communities of the Lower and Outer Cape is hosting "The Forum: Building a Working Relationship with Our New State Senator". Senator Julian Cyr will respond to presentations of a panel of advocates for affordable housing, early...read more
Hospital Observation Stays and Original Medicare: Many times when a person goes to the emergency room and is then placed in a hospital bed, they are not admitted as “inpatient” but are there under “observation”. When a Medicare Beneficiary is in the hospital under...read more