Community Health Services
The Department of Health and Human Services Community Health Division is responsible for investigating infectious diseases within the City of Danbury. We provide a variety of preventive health programs whose goals are to increase a healthy life span for Danbury residents. Our programs include partnerships with public departments and physicians.
Community Health Programs & Prevention
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the respiratory system by causing obstruction to one's breathing from a variety of stimuli. Our goal is to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates of asthma and to improve the quality of life for residents living with asthma.
Our mission is to provide middle to older aged adults with disabilities and chronic disease education on self-management and lifestyle changes.
The Department of Health and Human Services provides investigations for infectious disease cases, referrals, health education, and control measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The State of Connecticut requires physicians and laboratories to report emergency illnesses, health conditions, and reportable diseases.
The Department of Health and Human Services Lead Poisoning program provides residents with children up to the age of 6 with lead screenings. We provide case management, physician referral, environmental investigations, and education for those who have a blood/lead level of 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter.
Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases are a prevalent health concern in Connecticut. Lyme disease, left untreated for a long period of time, can become chronic. The Department of Health and Human Services offers tick testing to screen for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases for a fee of $5.
Traveling out of the country and not sure what immunizations you may need, or where to get them? The Department of Health and Human Services offers various immunizations for persons 6 months and older, learn about Travel Medicine and Immunization Center.
Tuberculosis is a potentially fatal disease transmitted through the air and is fully treatable and preventable. The disease particularly affects persons living in crowded conditions. The Department of Health and Human Services conducts surveillance for tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection, screening, treatment, and containment activities.
For more information regarding the Tuberculosis Program, please contact Maureen Singer at 203-739-7835.
The City of Danbury Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut to offer a Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program to residents at risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
You may be at risk of Type 2 Diabetes if you are:
- At least 18 years olf
- Overweight (BMI > 25)
- Been confirmed as pre-diabetic via a blood test
- Been previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes
- Have a qualifying score on risk assessment
Full grant funding sponsored by the City of Danbury Department of Health and Human Services is available to Danbury residents at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.
To learn more about this program, please contact Lisa O'Connor at 203-775-4444, ext. 135 or visit the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Website.