On June 13, 2017, the Barnstable Partnership of the statewide Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) initiative was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Massachusett’s Department of Public Health. The local partnership of five Cape Cod organizations is coordinated by Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services and is recognized for the following achievements:
- Greatest increase in A1C control of PWTF patients at risk for or suffering from diabetes
- Excellent fiscal stewardship and innovative project management
- Highest number of clients completing diabetes and pre-diabetes self-management programs.
Three clinical partners and two community partners have worked diligently to make this award possible. The Department recognizes the following agencies for their leadership in PWTF’s innovative chronic disease prevention effort on Cape Cod.
Congratulations and thank you for your work!
In 2014, Massachusetts’ PWTF funding allowed the Barnstable County Department of Human Services to form the Barnstable Prevention Partnership creating a referral and health education system based on the concept of self-management of health risks. The priority conditions for the Partnership are preventing falls among older adults, hypertension, and diabetes within the contiguous towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, and Barnstable (combined population of 110,484). These towns represent approximately one-half of Cape Cod’s population and also contain the majority of the persons suffering from the health disparities associated with poverty and disaffiliated aging-in-place. The Barnstable Prevention Partnership one of nine such partnerships funded by the Commonwealth’s Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) that share $40 million in grants to help fight chronic illness and improve health outcomes on the community level while reducing health care costs.