Public Health Division (Nurses) Accomplishments
During Fiscal Year 2013
Provided 964 immunizations to City of Lowell residents, employees, retirees, elderly, infirmed, and students.
July 2012 began a new initiative of vaccinating close adult contacts of infants under the age of 12 months with the TdaP vaccine to prevent infants from contracting Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Conducted outreach to 39 medical providers notifying them of this initiative and delivered to these providers 399 posters regarding TdaP vaccination.
Working with funding from the MassCall2 Grant, (a grant awarded to the City of Lowell Roundtable on Substance Abuse and managed by the Lowell Health Department) 3,341 community members inclusive of students, parents, EMS providers, incarcerates, and individuals in recovery from substance abuse, were educated through outreach about opioid overdose prevention.
Performed case management on 826 Lowell residents with a reportable communicable disease (including Tuberculosis) which ultimately interrupts the transmission of disease.
Attended several Health Fairs and passed out 200 window safety guards, as well as educational information, to families with children or grandchildren under the age of 6 in an effort to promote the Kids Can’t Fly window safety initiative.