What does the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District
Protects the environment, workplaces, housing, food and water. Enforces laws
that safeguard our water, sewer and septic systems, landfills, food
establishments, day care center, businesses and neighborhoods.
Prevents epidemics by working to eliminate the spread of certain diseases
like measles and TB.
Encourages health behavior through health education efforts that stress
prevention and individual responsibility.
Watches over the health condition of the community gathering information
that can be used for rapid response to emergencies and for planning
Assures public health through enforcement of state, federal and local
How does the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District
The District is a separate government entity from the member towns. It is
governed through a Board of directors appointed by the elected legislative
bodies of the member towns. The size of the board is population related. The
District board consists of five representatives from West Hartford and three
How is the District staffed?
The District employs one full-time director of health, one full-time
assistant director, five full-time sanitarians, one full-time and one part-time
public health nurses, one full time office manager, one full-time clerical
How is the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District
Each member town contributes a portion of local tax revenue
The state of Connecticut provides $1.85 per capita funding.
In addition the WHBHD received Preventive Health Block Grant funds from the
Fees and other revenue are generated by various program
Remember . . . Public Health is common sense!
Prevention is less costly than cures and it works! The dramatic improvements
in health and life span experienced by Americans over the past century are the
result of community-based public health prevention efforts.
Public health is protection and safety!
Local public health should be just as important to you as police and fire
protection. It is the first line of defense against disease, from preventing
outbreaks of food poisoning in restaurants to enforcing laws that protect the
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