Cape Cod Partners

  • Helping Our Women
  • Outer Cape Health Services
  • Truro Council on Aging
  •  Quality of Life/Care Planning Task Force, Cape Cod Hospital

Helping Our Women

Gwynne Guzzeau, Executive Director



Helping Our Women, HOW, is a long-serving resource center for women living with chronic or serious health conditions in the Outer Cape towns from Eastham to Provincetown. Through personalized outreach they educate, support, and empower women to take control of their healthcare, well-being and diverse needs. They gather their community for many events, including a Now's The Time. Make Your Own Care Plan presentation to help adults make their own care plan using the Honoring Choices Getting Started Tool Kit.  Learn more at (508) 487-4357.

Outer Cape Health Services

Patricia Nadle, BSN, M.Ed. Acting Chief Executive Officer

Outer Cape Health Services logoOuter Cape Health Services is a non-profit community health center which provides comprehensive primary care, walk-in care and specialty care at their three location in Provincetown, Wellfleet, and Harwich. They offer a range of supportive services, to residents, workers and visitors, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and osteopathy. Outer Cape Health also provides extensive outreach and support services through Healthy Connections, which helps uninsured people with publicly funded health insurance and social services programs. The staff at Outer Cape is committed to helping adults explore their care goals and choices, and deliver quality care that honors their choices when healthy, managing chronic illness, or coping with serious illness. Their mission simply is to promote the health and well being of all who live or visit the eight outermost towns of Cape Cod. You can contact the staff at the Provincetown Health Center at 508-487-9395; the Wellfleet Health Center at 508-349-313; and the Harwich Health Center at 508-432-1400.

Truro Council on Aging

Michelle Peterson, Deputy Director


The Truro Council on Aging administers various programs provided to enhance the health and well-being of seniors. Their mission to identify the needs and interests of the community's older adults; to educate the community and enlist the support and participation of all citizens concerning these needs and interests; to design, promote, and carry out programs; and to coordinate existing services within our community. Michelle Peterson, Deputy Director, gathers her community to engage in an interactive consumer webinar, Now's The Time. Make Your Own Care Plan, to help adults make their own care plan using the Honoring Choices Getting Started Tool Kit.  Learn more at 508-487-2462.

Quality of Life/ Care Planning 62 Member Task Force, Cape Cod Hospital

Cape Cod Hospital is has brought together a dynamic 62 Member Task Force of area care providers, to provide a common, unified health care planning language and set of Massachusetts tools to every consumer and care professional on the Cape. The Task Force is helping adults start planning discussions, make a health care plan, and connect adults to person-centered care all through their lifetime. We are working on several projects together. On June 1, 2017, they will host the second in the series of MOLST: Meeting the Challenge Workshops for care providers. For more information, contact Tina Soares, BSN, RN, CHPN, Quality of Life Management, VNA of Cape Cod/ Cape Cod Healthcare, tsoares@


Here are the Task Forces' participating members:

Broad Reach Healthcare
New England Organ Donor Bank

Wellness Paths

Harwich Council on Aging

Elder Services of Cape and Islands

Emerald Physicians

Cape & Islands EMS Systems Inc.

Cape Cod 5 & Trust , Asset Management

VNA of Cape Cod Public Health and Wellness

Kindred Hospice

Duffy Health Center

Interpretive Services CCHC

Bench Mark Senior Living, Harbor Pointe

The Pavilion

Hope Health

Ellen Abramson Estate Organization

Visiting Angels Home Care

MA DPH, Cancer Prevention Program

Elder Services of Cape and Islands

CCHC Survivorship Program Manager

Natural Death Care Collaborative

Outer Cape Health

Bridges by Epoch

Kindred Home Health and Hospice

Windsor Skilled Nursing

Internal Medicine

What if Workshop EOL Care

Nauset Family Health

Orleans Fire Dept.

Preferred Physicians Network, CCHC

Barnstable Council on Aging

Wellness Advocates

Caregiver Homes

VNA of Cape Cod, Public Health and Wellness

Harbor Point

VNA of Cape Cod Homecare and Hospice

JML Care Center, Director of Social Services

Beacon Hospice

Outer Cape Health

Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation

Highland Financial Group

Maplewood Senior Living

Elder Services of Cape and Islands

Cape Cod Hospital

Falmouth Hospital

HomeInstead Senior Care MA

Karen Hanesian Esq.

Julia Carson, MD Martha Byron

Joyce Hammond