Berkshire Public Health Alliance Public Health Nurse Program
The Berkshire Public Health Alliance consists of 21 communities in Berkshire County that developed the Alliance with support from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. CIC funds were used to develop a regional public health nursing program.
Funding Amount: $47,500
Participating entities: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (Lead); Towns of Adams, Alford, Becket, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egrement, Great Barrington, Hancock, Lanesbourough, Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, North Adams, Peru, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown, and Windsor
Franklin County Cooperative Public Health Service
Led by the FRCOG, these towns worked together to develop a regional public health district organized under Chapter 40, Section 4a. The program is governed by an oversight board and employs a fully credentialed health agent and a registered public health nurse.
Funding Amount: $119,375
Participating entities: Franklin Regional Council of Governments (Lead); Towns of Buckland, Charlemont, Deerfield, Gill, Hawley, Heath, and Monroe
Franklin County Cooperative Final Report file size 2MB file size 7MB
Provision of Electronic Food Inspections
Over the last several years, these three Metrowest Towns lost, due to budget cuts, part time food inspectors. This time consuming task fell to the directors of public health in each community. The grant allows for the purchase of tablets and wireless printers that are shared by the communities and that allow them to perform inspections in a timely fashion.
Funding amount: $15,000
Participating entities: Towns of Ashland (Lead), Medway, and Hopkinton