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Welcome to the
Northeast District Department of Health Website!

Here you will find a wealth of information designed to educate and empower the residents of northeastern Connecticut. We are committed to protecting the health of the communities we serve, so you will find us where you need us - in the fields, on site, in the classrooms, and here on the web.

Whether you have questions about health programs, communicable diseases, water quality, food protection, environmental programs, or emergency preparedness, we have answers!

We invite you to become a regular visitor to our website. We also welcome your comments at any time as we strive to improve our programs and services.

The Northeast District Department of Health...

We're a trusted resource and we're here to help!

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Windham County Healthcare Consortia
Community Health Needs Assessment

Leading healthcare providers in Windham County have concluded a comprehensive community health needs assessment to help direct resources to address the area's most pressing healthcare needs.

Read the Press Release

Needs Assessment:Primary and Secondary Data

Needs Assessment: Qualitative Research

The Ten Essential Public Health Services

  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure a competent public and personal health care workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems


Look for our logo in your community!



Our award-winning logo was created by Miranda Creative of Norwich, Connecticut in conjunction with NDDH staff. This iconic seal represents a growing, vibrant health district and contains a number of significant, symbolic elements.

  • The triangle above the NDDH is an elementary shape that symbolizes stability and its structure artistically represents the basic component of the body.
  • The triangle is also the Greek letter for delta and is another symbol for strength.
  • The rays around the top half of the logo convey enlightenment, education, a guiding resource, and focus on a continuing better tomorrow.

Our logo incorporates the elements that NDDH represents:

stability, strength, and a guiding resource for information.

Look for us in your community!



How many times did you use your public health system today?

Probably in dozens of ways, but you may not have noticed. Whether we're working quietly behind the scenes or are in the spotlight offering important information, you can count on NDDH to keep our communities healthy. Here are just some of the ways that you benefited from public health today:

  • If you have clean water to drink and toilets to flush
  • If you have a fluoridated water supply
  • If your children received a dental screening or flouride treatment from their school
  • If you read an article about H1N1, anthrax, HIV, asbestos, lead, or rabies
  • If you attended a health fair and learned about preventing disease
  • If you received a flu shot at a flu clinic
  • If you've prepared a ready kit of emergency supplies
  • If you have a plan for a variety of emergencies
  • If you watch a television program about biological or chemical terrorism
  • If you've heard the phrases "Deer Tick," "West Nile Virus," or "Pandemic Flu"
  • If you were ever bitten by an animal
  • If you ever had a bat in your home
  • If you've ever filed a complaint about food, housing, rodents, garbage, sewage or water
  • If you have ever eaten at a restaurant
  • If you've ever attended a country fair or community festival
  • If you shop in a grocery store
  • If your family drinks pasteurized milk and juices
  • If you've increased your intake of lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables
  • If you have taken a Food Awareness and Safety Class
  • If you have ever taken folic acid supplements to prevent birth defects
  • If your children go to daycare or school
  • If you and your children were immunized against a variety of deadly diseases
  • If you use seat belts, child safety seats, and bicycle helmets
  • If you enjoy better indoor air quality because of reduced tobacco use
  • If you exercise
  • If you are building a home
  • If your water supply system has been tested for quality
  • If you have installed a radon detector, carbon monoxide alarm or air filtration system
  • If you swim in a public pool or public lake or pond
  • If you use sunscreen
  • If you know how to avoid contact with mosquitoes
  • If you do daily tick checks
  • If you maintain clean personal hygiene
  • If you've ever stayed at a campground, motel, or hotel
  • If you keep your car tuned, cover chemicals, limit burning, and conserve power
  • If you visit a loved one in a nursing home
  • If you cover your cough



Watch the "This is Public Health Video"

Community Corner

February is American Heart Month!

Heart Disease is the number one killer of men and women!

Learn more at The Heart Truth®

National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association.

The Heart Truth is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Test Your Home for Radon!

Radon is a naturally occuring radioactive gas, and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers... claiming over 20,000 lives per year.

You can't see it, smell it, or taste it, but RADON could be present in elevated levels in your home.

Pick up a FREE Radon Test Kit at NDDH and test your home for radon!

January Radon

Learn more:


Special thanks to the Connecticut Department of Public Health Radon Program for making FREE radon test kits available to the residents we serve!

Let's put them to good use...
test your home today!

Knowing your family's health history can influence your future.

Learn more at the My Family Health Portrait website and plan a family discussion when you gather for the holiday season!


For the latest information on Ebola and Enterovirus D68, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov and the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

State of CT Ebola Website


NDDH Celebrates 40 Years of Preventing Illness, Promoting Wellness, and Protecting Public Health...by saying "THANKS" for being our valued public health partners!

40th Anniversary Press Release



Heart disease is the number one killer of women.
We've launched a community counter-attack!


The Heart Truth®


Follow the Fifty: Models of Heart Health is sponsored by a grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health as part of a public-private partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to promote The Heart Truth®, a women’s heart health awareness and action campaign.
Funding is provided by individuals and corporations including The Heart Truth partners Belk Department Stores, Diet Coke, and Swarovski.
®The Heart Truth, its logo, and The Red Dress are registered trademarks of HHS.


Childhood Lead Poisoning

It's the most common pediatric public health problem...and it's entirely preventable.

Learn more here.



Winter Season Preparedness News
You Can Always Use:

Connecticut Light & Power Outage Map

Connecticut DPH website for boil water advisories and other important storm-related information!

Tune in to WINY 1350am for local info on closures, outages, and other storm-related news. Listen Live on www.winyradio.com

Additional info at 2-1-1 Info Line.

CT.Now.com - School Closing listing link:

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning!
Frequently Asked Questions about Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Hazards During Power Outages

How close is too close for portable generators?
(YouTube Video)

Food and Water Safety During and After Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods

FDA Food Facts

State of CT Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Red Cross Preparedness Information

Red Cross Winter Storm Safety Checklist

Red Cross Shelter In Place Tips

Extreme Cold Weather

Winter Safety for Outdoor Workers

Archived information from Tropical Storm Irene: State of CT Department of Public Health information regarding food, water, generator use, etc.


Public Health Needs You!

The Northeast District Department of Health is always in need of medical and non-medical volunteers to assist with public health
response and emergencies.

Bring us your skills and we will provide training and guidance for the roles in which you are needed. For more information about the Northeast Connecticut Medical Reserve Corps, contact NDDH at 860-774-7350.

Learn more about NECT Medical Reserve Corps

Increase your asthma awareness...
Learn about our FREE Putting on AIRS program!


Putting on AIRS Information Sheet
Putting on AIRS Poster
Putting on AIRS Brochure
Putting on AIRS Radio Commercial


Connecticut Dept. of Health Asthma Homepage
Environmental Protection Agency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Global Initiative for Asthma - World Asthma Day


HQ logo
HealthQuest Northeast Connecticut
is a regional collaborative health and wellness partnership working to improve the health of our communities through policy change. Our focus is on reducing obesity-related chronic diseases by increasing physical activity and improving access to better nutrition in our schools, worksites, communities and homes.
We have been designated as a national ACHIEVE community by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are grant-funded in part by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.

To learn more:
HealthQuest Northeast CT on Facebook

Achieve Communities Website

HealthQuest NE CT Leadership Team

CDC Healthy Communities Newsletter with HealthQuest Feature - pages 6, 7, 8

HealthQuest Organizational Chart

Success Stories from ACHIEVE - HealthQuest featured on page 23!

Success Story Logo

HealthQuest NE CT is a community coalition of public health system partners coordinated by NDDH!
To learn how you can get involved,
call us at 860-774-7350.
We're achieving healthier communities together!

Bright Ideas to
Protect Public Health!


Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs:
What To Do If a Bulb Breaks

What Do I Do With...?
A Resident's Management Guide to Proper Disposal or Recycling of Those Not-So-Common Household Items

(with special thanks to our partners at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection!)

Seasonal Topics

Your local public health department is
busy year-round!
Click the topics below to learn more about staying safe and healthy!

Bats and Rabies

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Clean Hands Save Lives

Handwashing is the single most effective way
to prevent the spread of illness!

Common Cold

Extreme Cold Weather

Food Safety
FightBAC Partnership for Food Safety
NDDH Summer Food Safety Campaign

Flu (Seasonal Influenza)

Heat Stress - Heat Stroke, Exhaustion

Lyme Disease

Don't Get Sick! Avoid the Tick!

Power Outages


CT DPH Rabies Brochure

NDDH Rabies Brochure Insert with listing of local animal control officers

NDDH Rabies Poster

Rabies Vaccine Info


Safe Boating

Water Safety

Winter Safety for Outdoor Workers

Listen for delay openings or closures due to inclement weather on WINY Radio 1350am. Listen live online at www.winyradio.com



West Nile Virus


Recall News:

Is your food safe to eat?

Is that medicine safe to take?

Are those toys safe to play with?

For the lastest information on

recalled food and products, visit:

recallsdotgov banner


Visit the new Social Media Website sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


Support public health...and we'll become the healthiest nation in one generation!
Watch these videos:

A Healthier America Begins with YOU


Great Websites for Teachers, Students, Parents & Children:

Scrub Club - www.scrubclub.org - The Scrub Club® program is a fun, interactive and educational Web site that teaches children the proper way to wash their hands. The site consists of a Webisode interactive games, educational music, downloadable activities for kids, educational materials for teachers and program information for parents.

Immune Platoon - Learn how the Immune Platoon defends your body - superhero style! It's a super feature of the Centers for Disease Control's
Body and Mind
website! Questions about fitness, disease, peer pressure? Body and Mind (BAM) will tell you all you need to know about all the stuff that matters!

Flooding and Private Wells


Frequently Asked Questions About Drinking Water

Public Drinking Water Supply Watershed Info

General Water Facts

Informational Brochure

What is Total Coliform?

Links for more information:

State Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section

Environmental Protection Agency Safewater Page

Emergencies Happen.

Know what to do:


Click here to learn more!



Learn how your refrigerator

can save your life!

Click on the image below:



In the Know and Ready to Go
NDDH Emergency Preparedness Campaign

Learn how to prepare for a variety of emergencies.


Find out what the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is doing to keep America safe!

Click on the image below:



Archived Information on
H1N1 Influenza

Protect yourself and others
from seasonal flu and H1N1 flu...

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away right away!
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve if you don't have a tissue
  • WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN... especially after you cough or sneeze. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with others who are ill
  • Get a vaccine shot when it becomes available*



NDDH Meeting Notices:

NDDH Board of Health meetings are held at 3:00pm on the second Thursday of January, April, June, September, and November.

Meetings are held at:
Northeast District Department of Health

69 South Main Street, Unit 4

Brooklyn, CT

2015 Board Meetings:

January 8, 2015
April 9, 2015
June 11, 2015
September 10, 2015
November 12, 2015

NDDH Board Members

NDDH Meeting Agendas & Minutes

LEGAL NOTICE: The audit report of The Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) for fiscal year ended June 30, 2008 as prepared by Gothie, Hoyt, Filippetti, Certified Public Accountants, is on file in the office of NDDH and available for public inspection during normal business hours. NDDH is located at 69 South Main Street, Unit 4, Brooklyn, CT.



NDDH 2009-2010 Annual Report

NDDH 2008-2009 Annual Report

NDDH 2007-2008 Annual Report

NDDH 2006-2007 Annual Report

NDDH 2006-2007 Public Health Activities (Insert)

NDDH 2005-2006 Annual Report

NDDH 2004-2005 Annual Report

Most reports and documents on the NDDH website are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat for proper viewing. To download a free version of Adobe, click on the icon below: