Committed Public Health
The Uncas Health District is an unaffiliated, unincorporated, non-profit organization operating under Connecticut General Statutes. The District provides local public health services to 96,116 residents in the municipalities of Bozrah, Franklin, Griswold, Lebanon, Lisbon, Montville, Norwich, Salem, Sprague, and Voluntown. Department activities include environmental health inspections, infectious disease review and follow-up, health outreach and education, and public health emergency preparedness.
Operational Definition of a Local Health Department
A 1988 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report defined Public Health as "assuring conditions in which people can be healthy."
It went on to identify the three core functions of Public Health as:
In 1994, the Core Public Health Functions Steering Committee developed a working definition of Public Health and a guiding framework for the responsibilities of local Public Health Systems. The ten Essential Public Health Services are: