Nurse's Updates

July 16.  In a few days, the stores will start promoting "back-to-school" sales.  As we begin compiling our "to do" lists, it's a good idea to also consider vaccinations. While the pandemic information can be overwhelming, it's helpful to reflect on what we've learned so far.  We all know much more about disease transmission, prevention, and potential treatments. ...
July 14.  Our friends at SPIFFY (Strategic Planning Initiative For Families & Youth) Coalition; a part of the Hampshire County Collaborative for Educational Services invite teens to join them at a special planning event:     CALLING ALL YOUTH CHANGEMAKERS!   Who: Hampshire County teens are invited When:  Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022,...
June 28, 2022:  Save this date:  Saturday July 23!   HEADS Up announces the resumption of Water Palooza; a 2 mile walk/ run / get wet family event to be held on Saturday, July 23 stepping off at 10:00 am adjacent to the Hatfield Public Library at 29 Main Street.  Designed to raise awareness and funds to support community mental health promotion activities...
June 24, 2022.  Summer is finally here with warmer & longer days.  We thank and appreciate all who managed getting through the school year filled with challenges brought about by Covid.  Our hearts go out to families who have lost a loved one and / or endured symptoms of PASC (Post-Acute Sequelae SARS COV2) infection, aka:  "Long Covid". ...
June 10, 2022.  Our friends at the Hatfield Council on Aging and the Hatfield Board of Health invite eligible families to register for the:  Covid Vaccine Clinic  Ages: 12+ and  Ages: 5-11.       June 15: 10 am - 12 pm Hatfield Senior Center 59 Main St. (Town Hall) The Hatfield Board of Health presents: Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic...
Youth at Risk for unintentional Fentanyl Use
June 3, 2022.  The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region has stated the following: Any drug purchased illicitly off the street or from the internet should be assumed to contain fentanyl and could be deadly. Details from their letter to parents are listed here. The Task Force has provided a link to the DEA:  One Pill can Kill Campaign to raise...
HEADS Up Race to be Human Event
May 17. 2022.  It's hard to talk about the impact of racism on mental and societal health when the unthinkable has happened.  Again.   The tragic mass shooting of 13 people, 11 of whom were African American, at a Buffalo Supermarket followed by a mass shooting at a Los Angeles Taiwanese Church in one weekend have left many of us overwhelmed.  We...
School Nurse Day 2022
May 11, 2022:  Today is National School Nurse Day.  We know that we could not do what we do without the tremendous support shown to us by all HPS families and staff.  We especially acknowledge all of the nurses during "Nurse Appreciation Week" (we nurses like to claim an entire week for our profession).  Several Nursing Assistants, LPNs, RNs, and Advanced Practice Nurse...
May 16 Narcan Training
May 10, 2022:  Our friends at the Easthampton Health Department, Hampshire Hope, and the Healthy Youth Coaltion are sponsoring a free virtual Community Narcan (naloxone) Training on Monday, May 16.  Considering joining in on this helpful opportunity to learn how to save a life.  More details are available in the attached flyer.  
Race to be Human:  HEADS Up Screening
May 3:  Join our friends at *HEADS Up and ** HEART at a community screening plus panel presentation of Race to be Human at 6:30 pm at Hatfield Elementary School.  A brief panel presentation of local speakers will immediately follow. More information to follow!    *Hatfield Embraces Acceptance & Dismantles Stigma: an all-volunteer organization...

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