JudyandDianneDootThe Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) honored outgoing Board member, Dr. Dianne Doot of Wethersfield, at its June 20th Board of Health meeting. Dr. Doot leaves theBoard after more than 9 years of service representing the Town of Wethersfield. She is an internist with Connecticut Multispecialty Group and practices in Wethersfield and Farmington.

The Health District was established in 1996 and serves the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. CCHD provides a broad range of public health programs and services designed to make its communities healthier by: preventing epidemics and the spread of disease; protecting against environmental hazards; preventing injuries; promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors; responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery; and assuring the availability and quality of health services for people.

The Health District is governed by a 13-member board of health made up of Charles Brown, as its Director of Health, and 12 directors appointed by its 4 member towns.  Board members serve staggered 3-year term and can be reappointed. With the exception of the director of health, Board members serve without compensation. They represent the needs and interests of member towns, but their primary responsibility is to the Health District and its governance. They do this by: assessing public health needs; determining the overall direction for the Health District and the services it provides; developing both agency and public health policy; establishing and enforcing public health regulations and ordinances; overseeing the district’s budget and financial affairs; employing the Director of Health for a three year term as its chief executive officer; and working with the Director on all the above.

For more information on the Central Connecticut Health District and its services, visit http://www.ccthd.org/ or call 860-721-2822.

 

Photo:  Chairperson Judy Sartucci (l) with outgoing Board member Dianne Doot (r)