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Guest Speaker and more....
Our guest speaker today was Marco Palmeri, Director of Health at the Bristol Burlington Health District Key talking points:
  • Marco was honored to speak to our club today, stating that civic groups are a vital part of the community
  • The BBHD provides 10 Essential Services:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  1. Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets - (neighborhood – what is going on at work) Not individual health.   They use portals, data, stat sites, lab reports.   ID issues before they happen.  In school nurses for BOE – Children’s are sentinels – for example if 25% of kids are out – red flag.
  2. Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population – ie. Shutting off water supply, limit tobacco and alcohol abuse, quarantine.
  3. Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it – way folks that are communicating strategies for covid – communication #1 thing health dept. can do.
  4. Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health – reach out to community partners, non-profits, fire dept, elected officials, schools, civic clubs – they all have the best information.
  5. Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health – we have HIV aids task force, Drug task force – reach out to groups that have a vested interested in those
  6. Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health – ie. Local ordinances – separation distances for well and septic
  7. Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy – health care and food deserts –  fast food and other businesses may not be the best option. 
  8. Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce – some communities don’t have dentist or health professionals -
  9. Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement – graduate degree but always learning – provide most up to date info – conduction own research
  10. Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health – reach out to hospitals, community health center – assist in their job 
Did you know there BBHD has 43 staff - school nurses, dental hygienists, epidemiologist, contact tracers, health educators – passionate individuals – some work odd hours and on weekendsThey regulate – food establishments, food, public , child care, hair / nail, massage, private, vermin control, EEE, west nile virus – immunizationsMarco suggested reaching out to authorities if things don't sound right - never settle for what you see or hear - Marco could connect you with people that have all the answers - so you get the best information
Joining us in February...
Our Guest Speaker 2/2/21 - Carolyn Johnson is a member of the Yarmouth Rotary and in 2013-14 served as District
Governor for D7780. She is Chair of BELRAG (Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action
Group) and past Coordinator for TRF Cadre of Technical Advisors for BEL. She serves as an
advisor to the Rotary Foundation’s WaSH In Schools Target Challenge, and as a member of the
TRF Grant Model Evaluation Team and the Programs of Scale Review Committee. Carolyn was
Rotary Coordinator for Zone 32 (2017-2020). She was Chair and has been a facilitator of
Northeast PETS. In 2008, Carolyn was honored to receive Rotary’s Service Above Self Award.
Carolyn is an educator with experience as a teacher, administrator and consultant. She was
selected as a Maine Distinguished Educator. Carolyn is Founder and past Director of the The
Culture of Reading Program (CORP), a component of the Guatemala Literacy Project. CORP
provides professional development and resources in literacy education for indigenous schools in
rural Guatemala. Beginning in 2007 with a single school, CORP now supports 90+ primary
schools, 900+ teachers and more than 24,000 students. Carolyn is Chair of the Board of Safe
Passage, an NGO that provides education for children living in the neighborhood of the
Guatemala City Dump. GLP and Safe Passage partner with Rotary in Guatemala and across
North America.
Carolyn and her husband, PDG Peter Johnson, live in Yarmouth, Maine, USA.
District Mask Donations Project:
we will distribute 5,000 masks.   On our the list to receive: 
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Bristol ambulance groups
meals for neighbors
Mary Alice SRC (200) – teachers – 6 infant toddler
Agape house
Brians Angles
Jim shared a scholarship update - 
This year we will award 10 High School Seniors 8,000 renewable scholarships - students will apply online this year - due date has been extended to March 16, 2021
Awards will be announced in April and dinner in May
Patti will make a list of where to share on social media - together we will get the word out (along with school guidance councilors + article in the press)
Happy Bucks
Judi Ann - husband got the first covid vaccine shot this morning!
John - Mom got covid vaccine yesterday at Wheeler in Waterbury, sad we lost more baseball legends
Patti, Laura + Mary attended the Rotary Foundation Dinner
Jan 26, 2021 8:00 AM
Bristol Burlington Health District
Feb 02, 2021 8:00 AM
Rotarian International Service
Feb 09, 2021 8:00 AM
Bristol Health
Mar 02, 2021 8:00 AM
Men & Boys Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation
Mar 09, 2021
Bristol CERT
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Rackliffe
January 2
Whit Betts
January 4
Join Date
Les Kish
January 1, 2003
18 years
Phyllis Tucker
January 26, 2016
5 years
Center, Inc. Family
January 29, 2019
2 years
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