“The greatest wealth is health.”

– Virgil, Roman Poet, 70BC – 19BC

Food Services

The NDDH Food Protection Program assures that dining out at an establishment or event is a safe experience – whether it is at a restaurant, food truck, hotel, school, camp, church supper, fair, festival, or other community event. This section provides:

  • Links to download any of our food service forms, including those to help you register for NDDH Qualified Food Operator and / or Food Awareness Safety Training classes
  • Resources for up-to-the-minute information about proper food handling, food safety, food borne illness, and food recalls

Emergency Preparedness

NDDH wants residents to be prepared before an emergency happens. The reason is simple… being prepared can save your life and the lives of those you love. Explore this section for:

  • Information on how NDDH develops, drills, and deploys emergency plans for a number of scenarios
  • Resources that will help you personally prepare for public health emergencies including items necessary for an emergency kit of supplies, communications plans, and how to stay informed
  • How to join the Northeast Connecticut Medical Reserve Corps – NDDH’s growing team of medical and non-medical volunteers who are ready to assist in times of public health emergencies

Community Health

Prevention really is worth a pound of cure…and disease prevention is a primary goal of public health. To achieve our prevention goals, NDDH public health nursing services and health education programs teach people about behaviors that prevent illness and promote wellness. The Community Health services section includes:

  • Links to health topics from A-Z
  • Prevention programs and outreach activities that address topics such as obesity, oral health, asthma awareness, fall prevention, heart health, tick and mosquito-borne illnesses, and rabies
  • Information about communicable and infectious diseases, including the importance of immunization to prevent the spread of illness
  • Resources to help your town or workplace achieve HEARTSafe designation – a program that trains employees and community members in the use of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and automated defibrillators (CPR-AED)
  • Information about our public health coalitions and partners including HealthQuest Northeast Connecticut
  • Needs assessment data

Environment & Building

Healthy environments support healthy living. NDDH works with residents and contractors to build and maintain healthy communities. This section provides information and links for:

  • Forms and requirements for building and construction projects
  • Wells and septic systems, including water quality, quantity, and subsurface sewage disposal
  • Inspection and registration requirements for hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, public swimming pools, group day care facilities, nail salons, hair salons, and barbershops
  • Complaint investigations & CT Public Health Code enforcement
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning
  • Healthy Homes