At North Central District Health Department, the community health department focuses on developing approaches for improving health, preventing disease, and reducing health disparities for all residents of our 8 member towns. This is accomplished by addressing the social, behavioral, environmental, economic, and medical determinants of health thru various activities which include:
- Assessing the health needs of the community by conducting community health needs assessments
- Attending health fairs and other community events and offering free health education materials on various health topics
- Working with community partners on special projects that address healthy eating, mental health, drug and alcohol prevention, asthma, and other preventable diseases.
- Data collection and analysis of current health trends in the community
- Seasonal flu clinics
All the health programs are designed to promote mental, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing, and to prevent disease.