Barnstable County Department of Human Services responds to local, County and State-specific data and information requests and provides consultation to assist in interpretation. The Department conducts community-based research to gather current information on the health and well-being of Cape Cod residents. This research helps inform government leaders and the region’s network of health and human services providers in several ways: a) to identify new or changing health and human service needs of the region’s residents, b) to identify challenges and barriers to service access, and c) to provide the perspective of residents and others regarding opportunities to strengthen existing services or consider new services to respond to gaps and barriers.
Barnstable County Department of Human Services responds to pertinent data requests for information regarding Cape Cod towns and villages by drawing from the Department’s primary research, as well as from other data sources such as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Barnstable County Department of Human Services can assist organizations and collaborations by providing a Cape-wide perspective based upon public health planning principles. For more information, contact Vaira Harik, Senior Project Manager.