Pomperaug District Department of Health
Southbury, Connecticut, USA
MissionPomperaug Health District is a governmental entity providing full-time public health services to all the citizens of our member communities. The focus of the District is to provide essential programs in Environmental Health, Community Health Promotion, and Disease Surveillance and Control. These efforts will assure our residents of a healthy community environment, aide in preventing disease, and promote health through screening and health education.
What We DoPomperaug District Department of Health (PDDH) is the local health department for the three towns of
Oxford, Southbury, and Woodbury, CT. PDDH's mission is to improve the health and well-being of nearly 50,000 constituents, while enforcing the CT Public Health Code.
PDDH's services include: environmental health protection; reportable disease control; and community health promotion. Grant funding from CT Community Foundation has enabled the Pomperaug Community Health team to deliver an array of programs, with a particular emphasis on older adults striving to age gracefully at home.
Additionally, Pomperaug and its "ROADS" partners are heavily involved in addressing the ongoing opioid crisis, sweeping the nation. The suburban towns in western CT have been especially hard-hit, evidenced by overdose deaths in young and old alike.