Blackstone Valley Partnership for Public Health - BVPPH

The Blackstone Valley Partnership for Public Health (BVPPH) is a regional collaborative created in partnership with the Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), and includes the towns of Blackstone, Douglas, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville, Northbridge, Upton, and Uxbridge. Through the Public Health Excellence Grant, the BVPPH provides supplemental public health services to its communities, from assisting in inspections of permitted establishments to providing educational services and materials to its community members. This is done as part of the BVPPH's goal to share municipal services to better promote, protect, and preserve the public health.

The Town of Northbridge serves as the host community for the shared inspectors hired under the BVPPH. Within Northbridge, the shared inspectors (see below) conduct Food Establishment, Tanning Salon, Body Art, and Housing Inspections. Additionally, the inspectors investigate nuisance complaints and assist in the execution of public health initiatives such as vaccine clinics and distribution of resources. 

Staff Contacts

NameTitlePhone
Jeanne GniadekAdministrator/Supervisor508-234-3272
VacancyHealth Inspector 
Daniel Markman, MPH, RS, CP-FSHealth Inspector/Public Health Educator978-429-1515
Debra Vescera, RNRegional Public Health Nurse 
Jack SullivanRegional Epidemiologist 

Blackstone Valley Partnership for Public Health 

 

AgendasMeeting Minutes
January 25, 2023January 25, 2023
February 16, 2023February 16, 2023
March 22, 2023March 22, 2023
April 13, 2023April 13, 2023
May 9, 2023May 9, 2023
June 6, 2023June 6, 2023
July 11, 2023July 11, 2023
August 9, 2023August 9, 2023
September 12, 2023September 12, 2023
October 18, 2023October 18, 2023
November 27, 2023November 27, 2023
January 8, 2024January 8, 2024
February 8, 2024 

Meeting Agendas - 2022

Meeting Minutes - 2022

Meeting Agendas - 2021

Meeting Minutes - 2021


BVPPH - Public Health Tips Newsletters:

Ticks - Keeping Yourself Safe (April 2022)

Sun Safety (May 2022) (Includes QR Code for UV Index!)

Have a Food Safe Summer (June 2022)

Rodents (July 2022)

Extreme Heat (August 2022)

Emergency Preparedness (September 2022)

Halloween Safety (October 2022)

Turkey Dinner - Cooking Safe & Healthy Meals (November 2022)

Fire Safety (December 2022)

Winter Safety (January 2023)

Power Outages (February 2023)

Electrical Safety (March 2023)

Burns (April 2023)

Falls (May 2023)

Opioid Overdose (June 2023)

Swim Safety (July 2023)

Bee and Wasp Stings (August 2023)

Tornadoes (September 2023)

Bats and Rabies (October 2023)

Strokes - Recognizing the Early Signs (November 2023)

Safe Alcohol Use - Drinking Responsibly (December 2023)

Road Safety in Dangerous Weather (January 2024)

 

BVPPH - Food Establishment Quarterly Newsletters

February 14, 2022: Hand Wash Sinks

May 23, 2022: Food Storage

August 9, 2022: Commercial Sanitizers

November - 2022: Proper Glove Use

February 2023: Commercial Organic Waste Ban

May 2023: Foodborne Illness - the Big Six

August 2023 - Managing Your Logs

November 2023 - Food Establishment Equipment Requirements

February 2024 - Food Establishment Cleaning Schedules