Shared Services Collaborative

HPHSSC: Hampshire Public Health Shared Services Collaborative

The Office of Local and Regional Health promotes and supports the development of inter-municipal shared service agreements (cross-jurisdictional sharing) that contribute to improvements in local public health capacity. By pooling resources, functions, and expertise, a consortium of cities and towns, especially those that are smaller, can improve public health capabilities and expand the public health services they offer residents. 

Shared Services

Additional services will be integrated as the program develops. 

Inspectional Services:  

We anticipate to begin offering regional food inspections in January. Housing and Septic will be integrated in the future as the program develops.

Public Health Nursing:

  • Educational Programming: Our nursing team can develop and presnt informational programs on a variety of health topics such as blood pressure, cholesterol, medication safety, brain health, sun and heat safety, nutrition, and more. 
  • Adult and Child Immunizations: COVID and Flu Vaccine clinics, homebound vaccine visits, childhood immunization 
  • Infectious Disease Surveillance, Case Management, and Data Report

Trainings:

CPR/AED, First Aid, Overdose prevention and Naloxone Administration, Car Seat safety

Supplies:

Personal Protective Equipment, COVID tests, Video Conferencing Tools, and NaloxBoxes


Participating Communities

  • Amherst 
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Cummington
  • Easthampton 
  • Granby 
  • Hadley
  • Hatfield
  • Huntington
  • Middlefield
  • Northampton
  • Plainfield 
  • Southampton
  • Worthington

To learn more about Massachusetts Shared Services Grant Program, go to the Office of Local and Regional Health website

Have a question for the Public Health Regional Nurses? Email the Nursing Staff at nurses@northamptonma.gov