Quinnipiack Valley Health District

Disaster Safety Files from the Quinnipiack Valley Health District

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 and the laws and ordinances established by the State Legislature and local governments are enforced. QVHD is the official public health department for the Town of North Haven. Our mission is to protect the district’s residents from disease, injury and environmental health hazards through prevention, education, enforcement and collaboration. .

The Environmental Health Section of the District insures compliance with laws, codes, and ordinances through the services it provides. During July 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022, the Environmental Health Division conducted inspections of: 153 Food Establishments including the opening of 17 new establishments. 103 Hair & Nail Salons, including the opening of 6 new hair/nail salons. 2 Hotels/Motels and 9 Public Pools. Additional activities included: 47 site visits related to sub-surface sewage disposal systems (soil tests and inspections). 18 plan reviews for additions. 77 public health nuisance complaints investigated, 11 of them COVID-19 related complaints. Also, 9 schools and 8 childcare facilities were inspected.

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. QVHD staff participate in local and regional initiatives/committees on pertinent health issues, such as asthma and obesity. Information on current health issues was provided through numerous health articles appearing in local newspapers.  QVHD conducted 25 clinics hosted in town and administered 1,003 COVID-19 vaccinations to residents, including 23 homebound visits in North Haven.

QVHD continued to work with the town mobilizing our Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteers who provided 250+ hours assisting with COVID-19 response efforts.

QVHD provided overdose prevention and response education, monitored and conveyed emerging drug trends and supported the disposal of medications from 183 North Haven households.

For information related to any health issue, residents can call 203 248-4528 or visit our website, www.qvhd.org. QVHD is located at 1151 Hartford Turnpike, North Haven, CT. Greater detail on the above data is available upon request.