The Northeast District Department of Health

On a mission to protect your health!

About Us

Established July 1, 1973, the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) is a non-profit governmental organization that prevents illness, promotes wellness, and protects the health of residents in twelve towns in northeast Connecticut. The NDDH service area covers approximately 438 square miles and serves a district of approximately 86,000 residents.

Our Mission:
The Northeast District Department of Health will, through community partnerships, promote, protect, and improve health in northeast Connecticut by monitoring health concerns, preventing illness, and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

Our Vision:
Healthy people engaged in creating a thriving community.

Our Values:
Community, Trust, Accountability, Ethics, Expertise, and Peace of Mind.

Towns We Serve

Photograph of Bafflin Farm in Pomfret CT
The 10 Essential Public Health Services Wheel

The Northeast District Department of Health delivers 10 essential public health services and benefits.

  1. Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
  2. Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
  3. Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
  4. Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health
  5. Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health
  6. Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health
  7. Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
  8. Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
  9. Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement
  10. Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health
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