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Health Department

Health Department

  • The Peabody Department of Health and Human Services promotes the health and well-being of residents of (and visitors to) Peabody through the provision of school health services, public immunization clinics, communicable disease follow-up, health education, and the permitting and inspection of facilities such as food establishments, swimming pools, tanning salons, and housing.

  • Staff

  • Director: Sharon Cameron (978) 538-5920 Email
  • Sanitary Inspector: John Yale (978) 538-5924 Email
  • Code Enforcement Inspector: William Pasquale (978) 538-5923 Email
  • School Nurse Leader: Brenda Wolff (978) 538-5930 Email
  • Public Health Nurse: Chassea Robinson (978) 538-5931 Email
  • Administrative Assistant: Debora Osgood (978) 538-5926 Email
  • Inspectors Hours

  • Mon - Fri: 8:30AM - 10:00AM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Thurs 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Board of Health

  • Chairman: Bernard Horowitz Email
  • Thomas J. Durkin III
  • Dr. Leigh Ann Mansberger Email
  • Public Health Nursing

  • Public health nurses integrate community involvement and know ledge about the entire population with personal, clin ical understandings of the health and illness experiences of individuals and families within the populati on (American Public Health Association, 2009) Public health nurses are direct ly engaged in the inter-discipli nary activities of the core public health functions of assessment, a ssurance and policy development. In any setting, the role of public health nurses focu ses on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health, and main tenance of the health of populations. They translate and articulate the health and illness experiences of diverse, often vulnerable individuals and families in the population to health planners and policy makers, and assist members of the community to voic e their problems and aspirations (American Public Health Association, 2009) The Public Health Nurse's mission is to im prove, preserve and protect the health of the citizens of the City of Peabody. The Publ ic Health Nurse will advocate for a safe environment, for reduction of known health risks, and for application of known preventive health measures. The Public Health Nurse's scope of services include: but are not limited to:

  • School Nursing

  • The Peabody Department of Health and Human Services employs 11 school nurses and a school nurse leader, who provide full-time nursing coverage in each of the City's 10 schools. In addition to providing medical assessments and treatment to staff and students, the school nurses work closely with school personnel to promote safety and wellness in the school community.