The Division of Public Health has a critical role in effective local and regional enviornmental and public health systems and is responsible for three critical functions:
- Enforce applicable NH laws and adminsitrative rules, as well as local ordinances and regulations;
- Serve as a liasion between state officials, local elected officials and the community on issues concerning local environmental and public health; and
- Participate in efforts to develop regional environmental and public health capacities.
Here is a webinar on the roles, responsibilites and resources available to a local health officer.
The Town of Windham Division of Public Health carries out the following activities:
- Collects drinking water samples at Town buildings
- Inspections of licensed day care and child care facilities, as well as local school buildings for State licensing
- Inspections of foster homes
- Investigates public health compliants
- Education and outreach on relevant topics
- Reviews and updates local regulations and ordinances
Additional Windham Resources:
Additional State of NH Resources:
- NH Department of Environmental Services
- NH Department of Health and Human Services
- NH Health Officers Manual
- Safe Medicine Disposal Information
- Private Well Testing
- NH DES OneStop is a user-friendly, online, searchable database comprised of environmental information and data compiled by NH DES programs.
- Complaints of illness, sanitation, contamination or adulteration associated with food or a food establishment should be reported, in writting, to the Division of Public Health Services Food Protection Section.
Water Information Resoruces
- Household Hazardous Waste and drinking water factsheet
- April 27, 2016 NHDES Well Water Information Workshop Paul Susca presentation and Rick Schofield presentation
- NHDES launches interactive website for private well owners to help them understand test results & next steps
- Arsenic in Well Water factsheet
- Health Information Summary factsheet
- March 2016 Radon Factsheet
- NH Environmental Public Health Tracking Program issues paper on radon risk
Septic System Resources
- USEPA Homeowners Guide to Septic Systems
- The Healthy Homes education booklet, "12 Ways to a Healthy Home", created by the Healthy Homes Steering Committee, is available online.
- Although there are no set standards for mold, there are resources available from US EPA and NH Mold Task Force
- Mosquito Control and Why it is Important to You – 4 minute awareness and advocacy video
- NH Department Health and Human Services Annual Arboviral Illness Meeting presentation