Ms. Bobbie Bagley, a 2002 graduate of Boston University School of Public Health, has been named director of the Division of Public Health and Community Services for Nashua, New Hampshire.
In announcing Ms. Bagley’s appointment in late February, Nashua Mayor Mr. Jim Donchess called her a “very charismatic and dynamic leader for the division” who, among her other tasks, would help in the city’s ongoing fight against opioid misuse.
Nashua is along the busy corridor between Boston and Manchester, the state’s largest city, and has been hard hit by the opioid crisis affecting many New England cities and towns. Residents in several Nashua neighborhoods struggle with poverty, substance abuse, high rates of diabetes, and other chronic illnesses.
Ms. Bagley said she plans to engage with a proactive approach that is informed by her training in social and behavioral health, but with a definite tilt toward collaboration among multiple city agencies and an existing mayoral task force. Looking at problems through a public health lens “energizes” Ms. Bagley, she said.
To read more about the appointment, go to: http://www.bu.edu/sph/2016/03/31/ambulatory-surgery-centers-may-impact-hospital-pricing/