Sunday, February 11, 2024

Annual Report Of The Franklin Health Department: FY 2023 Report

Mission Statement

The Franklin Health Department is charged with protecting the public health and well being of the community, in accordance with federal, state and local public health laws and regulations. The duties of the health department cover a wide range of public health control and prevention activities, including: disease surveillance; the promotion of sanitary conditions in housing, recreational facilities, and food establishments; elimination of nuisances; the protection of the environment; and numerous other responsibilities.

Board of Health

The three-member elected Board of Health is the policy making arm for the Health Department. The board members assist in the drafting of public health bylaws and regulations. The board also presides over administrative hearings concerning health department licensed and permitted activities. The board members are utilized for consultation on issues relative to public health as well.
  • Chair, Bridget Sweet
  • Vice Chair, Timothy Cochrane 
  • Member, Jeff Harris


The current Health Department staff is as follows:
  • Cathleen Liberty, MPH, Director of Public Health 
  • Ginny McNeil, Health Agent
  • Maureen Canesi, Administrative Assistant J
  • ohn Robertson, Regional Health Agent 
  • Alisha Deptula, Public Health Nurse 
  • Cassia Monterio-Regional Epidemiologist

Goals achieved

The health department held their first fall and spring health fairs at the library where over 400 community members attended the fall health fair and over 600 community members attended the spring health fair. The Public Health Nurse and the fire department held hands only CPR trainings for the municipal staff. An interactive website has been created to offer the community healthcare resources and services which can be found on the health department website. A website has been created for those who need resources for those at risk of homelessness or who are homeless. The link to the website is on the health department website.

Hours of Operation

The Franklin Health Department office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM, Wednesday from 8:00AM to 6:00PM and Friday from 8:00AM to 1:00PM.

In conclusion, I would like to thank the Board of Health members and the Town Administrator for giving me the opportunity to serve as the Director of Public Health for the Town of Franklin and for their continued support.

Respectfully submitted,

Cathleen Liberty, 
Director of Public Health

The full Health Dept report can be found in one PDF ->

The full Town of Franklin FY 2023 Annual Report can be found online

Annual Report Of The Franklin Health Department: FY 2023 Report
Annual Report Of The Franklin Health Department: FY 2023 Report

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