The South Windsor Health Department is responsible for protecting the community from potential health hazards by creating and maintaining conditions that keep people healthy. The public health mission is to Prevent Illness, Promote Wellness, and to Protect Health. In South Windsor, we strive to fulfill this mission by preventing the onset and transmission of disease, promoting awareness through education, and protecting the public through environmental health investigations and inspections. We work with other local, state, and governmental agencies to protect the public and the environment so that people within our community can enjoy safe and healthy living conditions.
The principal services provided by the department are:
- Inspections of various establishments to ensure safety and sanitation, including: restaurants, food stores, mobile food vendors, temporary events where food is served, assisted living facilities, long term care facilities, day cares, schools, and public pools.
- Environmental health plan reviews, permitting, and inspections; of food service establishments, subsurface sewage systems, and water supply wells.
- B100a reviews for building additions, building conversions, changes in use, or accessory structures.
- Investigation of a wide range of environmental complaints that effect the health and safety of residents in the community.
- Dissemination of health information and brochures.
- Administration of immunization clinics for community members.
In addition, the health department serves to:
- Enforce public health and safety regulations per Connecticut Public Health Code.
- Advocate for changes in public policy relating to health.
- Prepare for and develop response strategies for natural disasters and other public health emergencies.
- Protect the public against the spread of communicable diseases.
- Promote healthy living and disease prevention strategies.
- Educate residents about the benefits of nutrition and exercise.
- Gather and analyze data on the community’s health to determine risks and problems.
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