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Community Needs Assessment To Gauge Health On Cape Cod

Cape Cod Healthcare is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to learn about the health of people living in Barnstable County.

As part of this project, survey material is now available to Barnstable County residents to identify how health and social needs are currently being met in order to evaluate future requirements.

"As a region, Cape Cod has unique needs. The survey will give us vital information about the kinds of health and social services that are important to residents, today and into the future," said Terri Ahern, CCHC senior vice president, strategy and government affairs. "It's a great opportunity for residents to contribute to identifying the issues that will be prioritized in the upcoming community health needs assessment report."

The survey is anonymous. It does not ask for your name or address, and takes about 15 minutes to complete.

The survey will be open to December 31 and is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

To take the survey, visit or if you have questions or would like a paper version of the survey mailed to you, email

or call 774-470-5511.


CARE For The Cape & Islands Presents Stewardship Awards

CARE for the Cape and Islands presented its 2018 Stewardship Awards during the "CARE About a Clean Cape & Islands Summit: Protecting Our Environment from Plastic Pollution and Litter".

The recipients were selected from a variety of nominations from the community based upon the following criteria 1) Shows a commitment to Caring for the Cape and Islands
2) Has adopted day-to-day practices that fit CARE's mission to preserve and enhance its natural environment, wildlife habitats, culture or historic places.

Honored were RideAway Adventures nominated by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; and Lucy Swain, a student at Lighthouse Charter School, with CARE's first Youth Stewardship Award.

The morning's event concluded with a beach cleanup at Paine's Creek in Brewster.


Skoal! Cape Cod Beer Among 'Manufacturers Of The Year'

Cape Cod Beer was named one of 59 Manufacturers of the Year by the House Manufacturing Caucus recently in a ceremony held on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse. Representative Julian Cyr nominated Cape Cod Beer for the honor, the first time a Cape Cod brewery has been so recognized

Cape Cod Beer was founded in 2004 as the Cape's original craft beer. Located in Hyannis, Cape Cod Beer is self-distributed and the brewery is open six days a week year-round for tastings, tours and events.


Community Health Center of Cape Cod Receives $25,000 Eastern Bank Grant

Community Health Center of Cape Cod announces it has received a $25,000 Partnership Grant from Eastern Bank, America's oldest and largest mutual bank. The grant will help fund CHC's expansion into its fourth office, which will be in Centerville.

The new Centerville location on Route 28 at West Main Street in the Gosnold building will offer primary care and preventive services, dental care, behavioral health and addictions services in collaboration with Gosnold staff and telehealth opportunities so patients can consult with providers other CHC offices.

"Since 2012, the number of CHC patients from the seven villages of Barnstable has increased 63 percent," said Karen Gardner, CEO of Community Health Center of Cape Cod. "A location in the heart of Barnstable will significantly ease the transportation burdens these patients face in receiving care."

In total, Eastern is granting $250,000 in Partnership Grants in 2018 to nonprofits in communities from New Hampshire to Cape Cod and throughout the North Shore, South Shore, Merrimack Valley, MetroWest and Greater Boston.

At the same time CHC of Cape Cod announced it had raised $68,000 at its 18th annual Golf tournament at Pocasset Golf Club.