Health and Human Services Advisory Council

Mission | Vision | Advisory Council Members | Ordinance | Meetings Minutes Plan Emerging Trends | Publications and Data | Contact 


Mission

In 2003 the Barnstable County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 03-19 which established the Health and Human Services Advisory Council.  The Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Department of Human Services, is responsible for providing advice concerning the human service needs of the residents of Barnstable County.  A major purpose of the Advisory Council is to assist in the development of the Barnstable County Human Service Plan 2014 – 2016 which identifies health and human service needs of Barnstable County in order to prioritize issues for action by County government.

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Vision Statement

  • We envision a Barnstable County in which all residents have equal access to the health care and human services they need regardless of income, geographic location, language, culture, race or ethnic background, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
  • We envision a Barnstable County in which adequate and appropriate health care and human services are delivered in a coordinated, integrated and respectful manner to all who need them.
  • We envision a network of complementary formal and informal services that promotes prevention, seamless and effective referrals, coordinated services, and allows individuals to be full partners in their own lives.
  • We envision government (federal, state, county, local) partnering with and supporting the community to more fully develop the continuum of services available to county residents, in order to fulfill this vision.

Adopted12/18/08

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Advisory Council Members

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The Barnstable County Health & Human Services Advisory Council (HHSAC) is comprised of representatives and alternates who are appointed by the Barnstable County Commissioners for three-year terms.  As shown in the HHSAC Organizational Chart 8-12-16, the Advisory Council membership is comprised of broad community representation of the major constituencies identified in the Ordinance and at-large categories determined by the Commissioners.  To be considered for membership as defined in the Ordinance, a group must be: involved in the area of health and human services; able to inform and provide advice about human services; represent a countywide association, collaborative, network, group or task force working in the areas of health and human services; and not duplicate existing membership categories.

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Ordinance

In 2003 the Barnstable County Commissioners adopted HHSAC Ordinance 03-19 which established the Health and Human Services Advisory Council. The Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Department of Human Services, is responsible for providing advice concerning the human service needs of the residents of Barnstable County.  A major purpose of the Advisory Council is to assist in the development of a County Health and Human Services Plan which identifies health and human service needs of Barnstable County in order to prioritize issues for action by County government.

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Meetings

The Health and Human Services Advisory Council meetings are held quarterly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Harborview Conference Room in the Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main St., Barnstable unless otherwise noted.

Calendar-Icon Calendar

Visit Department of Human Services’ Calendar for details of Advisory Council Meetings.

February 2, 2017
April 27, 2017 – Cancelled
July 27, 2017
October 26, 2017

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Minutes

2016

HHSAC Minutes 8-25-2016
HHSAC Minutes 4-28-2016

2015

HHSAC Minutes 10-22-2015
HHSAC Minutes 7-23-2015 
HHSAC Minutes 4-23-2015
HHSAC Minutes 1-22-1015
Click for Meeting Minutes from Previous Years…

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Plan

Barnstable County Department of Human Services Plan 2014 – 2016

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Emerging Trends

On a biennial basis, the Department issues a questionnaire to HHSAC representatives soliciting feedback on emerging trends in the health and human service arena.  The information is used to inform County Government on emerging health and human service trends and is used in the development of the Barnstable County Human Service Plan.  The HHSAC Survey 2015  was presented to the HHSAC in October 2015.

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Contact

For more information, contact Health and Human Services Advisory Council Chair, Beth Albert, Director of Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services.

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