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Quinnipiack Valley Health District

Disaster Safety Files from the Quinnipiack Valley Health District

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Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) is the public health department for the towns of Bethany, Hamden, North Haven and Woodbridge. It is the obligation of this Department to insure that the Public Health Code, laws and ordinances established by the State Legislature and local governments are enforced. QVHD also has the responsibility to promote personal and environmental health and safety for each and every resident of this community.

The Environmental Health Section of the District insures compliance with laws, codes, and ordinances through
the services it provides. Data for FY 09-10 for North Haven is as follows: 51 inspections made for sewage disposal; 0 inspections for water supply control; 239 food service inspections; 3 cosmetology inspections; 44 complaint investigations and all other inspections (day cares, schools, motels, public pools,) equaled 24 visits. 10 legal orders for correction of a problem were issued. 9 planning and zoning reports were prepared and 10 engineered plans/administrative plans were performed. 393 permits/licenses were issued during this same time period.

Community Health Services are provided based on State mandated services, measures of health of community residents, the interests of community residents and current emerging health issues. During FY 09-10, a large focus of community health services was on the prevention of the H1N1 flu and delivery of the H1N1 vaccine to North Haven residents. Children in all North Haven public schools, as well as the town-operated day cares, were offered the opportunity to receive the H1N1 vaccine at school. In addition, several community clinics were offered to residents. Information on current health issues was provided through 48 health articles appearing in a local newspaper.

Qvhd-Tips, a Family Health Letter, was made available electronically. Surveillance was provided for about 156 cases of reportable disease. QVHD continued to work with the town for emergency planning for any adverse event. For information related to any health issue, residents should call 248-4528 or visit our website, QVHD is located at 1151 Hartford Turnpike, North Haven, CT. Greater detail on the above data is available upon request.

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