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Health District

The West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District is a regional health department servicing the towns of West Hartford and Bloomfield. It provides full-time professional public health services to residents in both towns. The District is governed by an eight member Board appointed by the elected bodies of the member towns (5-West Hartford, 3-Bloomfield).  

The West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District provides:
What does the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District do?
  • 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 programs.
  • Assures public health through enforcement of state, federal and local laws.
How does the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District operate?

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 from Bloomfield.

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 Assistant.

How is the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District funded?
  • Each member town contributes a portion of local tax revenue
  • The state of Connecticut provides $1.85 per capital funding.
  • In addition the WHBHD received Preventive Health Block Grant funds from the state.
  • Fees and other revenue are generated by various program activities.
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News & Announcements

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As you may be aware, on June 17, 2017, legislation in Connecticut passed a bill that established the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Model Food Code as Connecticut’s Food Code. The new law began phasing in the FDA Food Code on July 1, 2017, and went into full effect on February 16, 2023, repealing the Connecticut Public Health Code (Sections 19-13-B40, B42, B48, and B49).

The purpose of this information is to inform you of this change, recap changes that have already been implemented, and make you aware of additional changes that you will need to implement in your food service operation.

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Did You Know?  is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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 The purpose of the Health District’s Community Health Assessment is to better understand the health status of residents; understand current services and resources available to the community; identify and prioritize areas of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement; articulate the value of public health infrastructure and services; develop improvement strategies to achieve goals; and provide a baseline for assessment of health and improvement efforts.

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Online Forms

Registration forms, Applications, Requirement information

 

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Recalls / Health advisories

 

 

Services Provided

Flu Clinics, Immunization Clinics, Public Events,  Emergency Preparedness 

 

 

Health District board 

 

Job opportunities

 

 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Contact Information

580 Cottage Grove Rd, Suite 100
Bloomfield, CT 06002

860-561-7900
Fax: 860-561-7918

Staff Directory

Health District

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Work: 860-561-7900

Aimee Krauss

Job Title: Director
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Work: 860-561-7908

Christopher Hansen

Job Title: Assistant Director of Health
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Work: 860-561-7913

Kathy Darakjian

Job Title: Clerical Schedule Assistant
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Work: 860-561-7904

Lori Flaherty

Job Title: Non-Public School Nurse
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Work: 860-561-7907

Nicole Gibeau

Job Title: Environmental Health Program Coordinator
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Work: 860-561-7912

Sarah Gwinn

Job Title: Public Health Nurse
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Work: 860-561-7957

Mary Looney

Job Title: Community Health Worker
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Work: 860-561-7900

Melissa Marquis

Job Title: Emergency Response Specialist
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Work: 860-561-7911

Bryan Nagel

Job Title: Environmental Sanitarian III
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Work: 860-561-7915

Stephanie Ramirez

Job Title: Office Manager
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Work: 860-561-7903

Viviane Rinaldi

Job Title: Community Health Educator
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Work: 860-561-7901

Carol Steinke

Job Title: PT Public Health Nurse
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Work: 860-561-7916

Tyanna Stewart

Job Title: Community Health Worker
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Susan Walsh

Job Title: Public Health Nurse
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Work: 860-561-7909

Tiffany Walters

Job Title: Environmental Sanitarian II
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Work: 860-561-7906

Megan Westcott

Job Title: Epidemiologist
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Work: 860-561-7914

Alex Wilbour

Job Title: Environmental Sanitarian II
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Work: 860-561-7902

Ryan Zannotti

Job Title: Environmental Sanitarian III
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Work: 860-561-7910