Public Health

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Protecting the health of the community

Century Health Systems contracts with individual MetroWest town Boards of Health to provide documentation and follow-up for any and all reportable diseases, as required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).

Our public health nurse who provides this consultation has more than 25 years of experience in community health nursing. In addition, she is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses (MAPHN); holds a Certificate from Rollins School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Epidemiology; and attends at least six MDPH conferences and workshops annually to keep abreast of the latest developments in public health nursing.

For more information, call Century Health Systems at 508-651-1786 to speak with one of our knowledgeable health care specialists.

Public Health

Influenza Vaccination- Stop the Spread!

Century Health Systems provides flu clinics annually, via contract, to area businesses and private industry as well as assisting at Board of Health-sponsored Flu Clinics (as part of each town’s Board of Health contract).

Help stop the spread!

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wash your hands
  • Clean surfaces & objects frequently
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Communicable Diseases

  • PPD/Mantoux skin testing of patient and close contacts/family in the case of TB
  • A return visit 48 hours later to read and document results
  • Follow-up visits and telephone calls to:
    • Review medication compliance, side effects and any recommended lab follow up
    • Track TB clinic attendance at least monthly (for those with TB)
    • Evaluate and teach regarding all medications being taken
    • Assess individuals’ general health and compliance with follow-up care

 

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Infectious Disease

Each referral for infectious disease follow-up through the local Board of Health includes:

  • Reading demographic data and lab sheets
  • Reviewing state or CDC fact sheets for each diagnosis
  • Completing a comprehensive Confidential Case Report for each reportable condition
  • Communicating with MDPH staff, including the epidemiologist, assigned to each case
  • Communicating with physicians, hospital infection control nurses, and local Board of Health administrators
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Health Education Programs

  • Health Promotion Programs, as requested by local Boards of Health and Councils on Aging, include such programs as:
    • SADD—Seasonal Affective Depression Disorder
    • Emergency Preparedness
  • Seasonal health & safety
  • Infection control in the home
  • Basic first aid in the home
  • Depression in the elderly
  • Preparing for your doctor’s visit
  • Communicating with your doctor
  • Home Sweet Healthy Home
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