Board of Health

2019 Regular Meeting Schedule

BOARD MEETINGS - 3:00 pm
January 10, 2019
April 11, 2019
June 13, 2019
September 12, 2019
November 14, 2019

Location: NDDH Conference Room, 69 South Main Street, Unit 4, Brooklyn, CT 06234

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
January 14, 2019
February 11, 2019
March 11, 2019
April 8, 2019
May 13, 2019
June 10, 2019
August 12, 2019
September 9, 2019
December 9, 2019

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 3:00 - 5:00 pm
January 24, 2019
February 14, 2019
March 14, 2019
March 28, 2019
April 4, 2019
June 6, 2019
September 5, 2019
October 10, 2019
November 7, 2019
December 12, 2019

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETINGS - 3:30 - 5:00 pm
February 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 8, 2019
October 8, 2019
December 10, 2019

Click here to view  Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes.

NDDH Strategic Plan - Updated January, 2019

NDDH Grants Report - Updated March, 2019

FY 2018 NDDH Town Annual Reports

Town of Brooklyn Town of Pomfret
Town of Canterbury Town of Putnam
Town of Eastford Town of Sterling
Town of Hampton Town of Thompson
Town of Killingly Town of Union
Town of Plainfield Town of Woodstock

 

NDDH 2016 Annual Report Calendar


Board of Directors

NDDH is governed by the Board of Health, comprised of representatives of the towns we serve. The number of representatives is determined by each town’s population. The Director of Health, Susan Starkey, MPH, MS, RD, is a non-voting member of the Board and serves as its Secretary/Treasurer.

TOWNBOARD MEMBERCOMMITTEE
BrooklynRobert KelleherFinance
Rick Ives (Alt)
CanterburyLuther ThurlowBuilding & Trade; Finance; Quality Improvement
Jack Tucker (Alt)
EastfordVacancy
Ashlyn Ellsworth (Alt)
HamptonRobert GrindleUnion Negotiation
Edward Burchfield (Alt)
KillinglyDavid GriffithsBoard Vice Chair; Personnel
Tammy WakefieldBoard Chair; Ad-Hoc: Personnel; Bylaws; Finance; Union Negotiation
Vacancy (Killingly Alt)
Elaine Lippke (Borough of Danielson)Finance (Interim Chair); Quality Improvement; Union Negotiations Chair
Heidi Clifford (Danielson Alt)Personnel; Ad Hoc - Ordinance Review
PlainfieldDonald GladdingBy-Laws
Robert KerrBuilding & Trade; Union Negotiation
Vacancy (Alt)
PomfretDonna GrantBy-laws
Vacancy (Alt)
PutnamBarney Seney JrBy-laws
Vacancy (Alt)
SterlingLana SalisburyPersonnel; Ad Hoc - Ordinance Review
John Firlick (Alt)
ThompsonDelpha VeryQuality Improvement
Orla McKiernan-Raftery (Alt)Finance
UnionNate SwiftFinance
David Heck (Alt)
WoodstockDr. Gail DickinsonUnion Negotiating
Vacancy (Alt)

Six Governance Functions of a Local Board of Health according to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Health:

  1. Policy development: Lead and contribute to the development of policies that protect, promote, and improve public health while ensuring that the agency and its components remain consistent with the laws and rules (local, state, and federal) to which it is subject.
  2. Resource stewardship: Assure the availability of adequate resources (legal, financial, human, technological, and material) to perform essential public health services.
  3. Legal authority: Exercise legal authority as applicable by law and understand the roles, responsibilities, obligations, and functions of the governing body, health officer, and agency staff.
  4. Partner engagement: Build and strengthen community partnerships through education and engagement to ensure the collaboration of all relevant stakeholders in promoting and protecting the community's health.
  5. Continuous improvement: Routinely evaluate, monitor, and set measurable outcomes for improving community health status and the public health agency's/governing body's own ability to meet its responsibilities.
  6. Oversight: Assume ultimate responsibility for public health performance in the community by providing necessary leadership and guidance in order to support the public health agency in achieving measurable outcomes.