Public Health Nurse
As Public Health Nursing evolves, the Board of Health Nursing Office is continually evaluating the programs offered to better serve the community of Burlington. Our services (interventions) will continue to be aimed at health promotion and disease prevention with the goal of improving and protecting the health of the Burlington community. Based on the assessed needs of the community our interventions will be population and individual focused, and will be specifically planned to produce desired outcomes to reflect the health needs and priorities of the Burlington community. To accomplish our goals we will apply health objectives of HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020, a comprehensive set of national disease prevention and health promotion objectives applied at the local level.
We will continue to provide MDPH mandated services of communicable disease investigation and control, skin testing for Tuberculosis (case contacts and routine testing for Burlington residents), blood pressure screening, childhood immunization programs, adult immunization programs, and pediatric lead testing, as well as expanding our role in emergency preparedness and response.
News/Health Topics from the Nurse's Office
HEALTHCARE FOR ALL - a movement of people and organizations in Massachusetts with the goal of creating a health care system that is responsive to the needs of all people, particularly the most vulnerable. More details Healthcare For All Website
The following services are offered by our office:
WALK-IN BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING CLINIC – First Tuesday of each month from 9am-11am. Click here for List of Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic Dates.
Immunization Administration (all vaccine except influenza can only be administered under the Vaccine For Children program):DT
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Communicable disease follow-up: acute and chronic
- Community needs assessment
- Homebound residents - all services provided in the office are available to homebound residents. Call the Nurses' Office for more information.
- Access to health care for all through:
- Health insurance resources
- Referral to other community agencies
- Disease Prevention and Health Maintenance Programs
- Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations
- Smoking cessation referrals
- Education Programs
- Current health issues
- Nutrition Education