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Uncas Health District periodically offers ServSafe classes. ServSafe® meets the CT Public Health Code requirements for Qualified Food Operator certification for Class III & IV food service establishments. A ServSafe national certified instructors and registered examination proctors will teach the course to individuals seeking to become qualified food operators.

The training course cost is $145.00 per person and includes a ServSafe® Manager textbook, ServSafe diagnostic/practice test, full day course (8:00 am – 4:00 pm), examination, and a ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certificate (for individuals who pass the exam).  The certificate is available online to the passing participant approximately 2 weeks after the course is taken.   The retest fee for failed exams is available for $72.50.

All materials should be reviewed prior to the class. The instructor will assume the student has read the textbook and completed the included Diagnostic Test before attending the course. For this reason, NO WALK INS are permitted.

Cancellation Policy: This class is non-refundable, if you need to reschedule for any reason you must do so within 5 days of your scheduled class to be moved to another date. 

NEXT CLASS DATE IS Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - click here for REGISTRATION FORM


The Teen Oureach Program is a working partnership with Norwich Public Schools, ASPIRE After School Program, Uncas Health District, and the Connecticut Department of Social Services.

The Teen Outreach Program was introduced in 1978 and is nationally recognized as a proven model effective in promoting the positive growth and development of youth. The program is offered in 17 states in the United States and reaches over 15,000 youths.

Evidence has shown that teens that complete this program have:

52% lower risk of school suspension

60% lower risk of course failure

53% lower risk of pregnancy

The program focuses on self-awareness and coping skills to deal with emotions that arise from peer pressures and accepting responsibility for yourself and your own choices; healthy behaviors in exploration of values, goal setting, life skills and relationships; creating a safe place for youth to participate and discuss difficult issues.

The Teen Outreach Program's primary intervention strategy is based in Community Service Learning (CLS)/Volunteering. CLS is a teaching method and youth development approach that enriches learning by engaging youth in meaningful direct, in-direct of civic action (advocacy)service i their schools and communities.

To learn more about the program offered in the Norwich Public Schools, please contact Patrick McCormack, DOH at 860-823-1189 Ext. 112

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based volunteer organization sponsored by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers. As a member of your local Medical Reserve Corps, you will be trained and ready to help your community in times of emergency. You also get the opportunity to support other public health activities such as health screenings and educational events.

The MRC welcomes medical, health, and non-medical volunteers. Eligible individuals include:

  • Practicing or retired medical and health professionals, i.e., doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, nurse assistants, and others
  • Public health professionals
  • Members of the helping professions, i.e., behavioral/mental health, social services, judicial, and finance
  • Volunteers from the trades and those with other skills
  • Anyone who wants to help
  • United States citizenship is not required to join the Medical Reserve Corps. Non-citizen, legal U.S. residents are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

For more information please visit the Medical Reserve Corps website at

Free training will be provided to all volunteers. In the case of an emergency, volunteers always have the right to decline for any reason. If you do respond to our call, you are protected from liability.

Want to be a part of something big? Join your local MRC!

Uncas Health District Street, 401 West Thames Street, Suite 106, Norwich, CT 06360
Towns of Bozrah, Griswold, Lisbon, Montville, Norwich, Sprague and Voluntown
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The Ledge Ledge Light Health District, 943 North Road, Groton, CT 06340
Towns of East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, New London and Waterford
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Northeast Department of Health, 69 South Main Street, Unit 4, Brooklyn, CT 06234
Towns of Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Woodstock and Union
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The goal of the Health District is to protect the health and safety of the residents within the District. Once objective is to promote the prevention of lead poisoning through various strategies.

Today, the lead problem has been reduced but by no means eliminated. Ingestion of lead–based paint chips and dust by children continues to be a public health problem. Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as food, dust, paint, or water. Too much lead in the body can cause irreversible problems in growth and development in children, including:

  • Behavior problems.
  • Hearing problems.
  • Learning problems.
  • Slowed growth

Lead paint was finally banned in 1971 (leaded gasoline was not banned until 1982).

It is important that children have proper nutrition and eat a balanced diet of foods that supply adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals, especially calcium and iron. Good nutrition lowers the amount of swallowed lead that passes to the bloodstream and also may lower some of its toxic effects

Parents should take the following steps to avoid lead exposure in their children (see Centers for Disease Control, Childhood Lead Poisoning):

  • Remove the lead–based paint. Renovating, remodeling, or removal should be done by trained, experienced individuals when the family is out of the home.
  • Control dust and paint chip debris.
  • Prevent the children from eating dirt or other foreign substances.
  • Change work clothes and clean up before going home from a lead–related job.
  • Avoid the use of lead around the home for hobbies and other purposes.
  • Use cold tap water for drinking and especially for mixing infant formula.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chief Sanitarian, at 860-823-1189 x119 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Public Health Nurse, at 860-823-1189 x123 for more information.

401 West Thames Street - Suite 106Norwich, CT 06360 860-823-1189