Event Rescheduled to January 31st!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
8:30am - 12:00pm
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Middle School Entrance
Educational Sessions - Medication Reviews
Physical Activities - Children's Activities
Healthy Refreshments - Giveaways - Tshirts
Everyone is welcome!
Register by calling 860-774-7501 x. 2049
Public Health Advice regarding the recent earthquake activity in northeast Connecticut
Following a swarm of earthquakes in northeast CT, public health officials are urging residents to watch for changes in their water quality and inspect their homes for damage. Read the full press release.
Information on Private Well Testing
Certified Testing Laboratories
January is National Radon Action Month!
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!
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!
Attention Licensed Sewage System Professionals (Engineers, Installers, and Cleaners)
Effective January 1, 2015, the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health has revised the Technical Standards for Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems.
An informational seminar to provide updates on these revisions will be held:
Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:00am - 12:30pm
NDDH Conference Room
69 South Main Street, Brooklyn, CT
Registration is limited to 50 attendees. Please contact NDDH at 860-774-7350 to reserve a seat.
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!
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?
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
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!
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!)
Your local public health department is
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!
Extreme Cold Weather
FightBAC Partnership for Food Safety
NDDH Summer Food Safety Campaign
Flu (Seasonal Influenza)
Heat Stress - Heat Stroke, Exhaustion
Don't Get Sick! Avoid the Tick!
CT DPH Rabies Brochure
NDDH Rabies Brochure Insert with listing of local animal control officers
NDDH Rabies Poster
Rabies Vaccine Info
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
RED CROSS WINTER STORM SAFETY CHECKLIST
RED CROSS SHELTER IN PLACE TIPS
West Nile Virus
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:
CHOOSE HOW YOU'D LIKE TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT RECALL NEWS!
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
SAFE DRINKING WATER RESOURCES:
Frequently Asked Questions About Drinking Water
Public Drinking Water Supply Watershed Info
General Water Facts
What is Total Coliform?
Links for more information:
State Department of Public Health Drinking Water Section
Environmental Protection Agency Safewater Page
Know what to do:
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
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*
SPREAD THE FACTS, NOT THE FLU!
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
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 ANNUAL REPORTS
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
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