In addition to the home care services typically associated with the VNA, the Public Health & Wellness division provides many additional programs that take place both in the home and out in the community.
The VNA Public Health team serves as the Town Public Health Nurses in most towns throughout Barnstable County. Our "it takes a village" approach allows us to foster partnerships with local entities, specifically with various pediatrician practices, local boards of health and human services departments, and Council on Aging groups. We are proud to collaborate with Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands in leading the coalition, Healthy Living Cape Cod, bringing evidence-based exercise and education programs to our community.
Our Public Health Nursing service is designed to support individuals who don't quality for skilled nursing care, but need extra guidance around teaching, emergency preparedness, navigating the healthcare system, etc. Our goal is to keep the individual safe in their home and empower them to advocate for their own health and wellbeing.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod maternal and child health nursing is dedicated to supporting parents and newborns recently discharged from Cape Cod Hospital. These Certified Lactation Counselors provide home visits where they can answer questions, offer infant feeding support, perform health assessments on both mom and baby, and act as a liaison between the family and pediatricians office.
VNA of Cape Cod is recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as the leader in immunizations for public health clinics for Cape Cod. This team also continues to lead the charge locally in terms of COVID-19 contact tracing and immunization efforts.
- Health education
- Community outreach
- Health screenings and immunizations
- Maternal and child health nursing
- Exercise programs
- Communicable Disease Surveillance
For more information, call 508-957-7423.