BERLIN - The Board of Health of the Central Connecticut Health District recently welcomed new members.
Wethersfield appointed John Aforismo and Newington appointed John Richter and Assunta (Cindy) Moynihan to three–year terms.
The Board of Health also reappointed Charles Brown Jr. to another three-year term as its director of health. Brown also serves as the board’s secretary-treasurer as well as its chief executive officer.
The Health District is a regional public health agency serving Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. It is governed by a 14-member board of health made up of its director of health, and 13 members appointed by its four member towns. Board members serve staggered three-year terms and can be reappointed.
Except for the director of health, board members receive no compensation for their work. The three board members from Berlin are Raymond Jarema, Patricia Checko and Carolyn Wysocki.
Public health departments play a critical role in protecting and improving the health of people in the communities they serve. The Central Connecticut Health District provides a range of public health services aimed at assessing the health of people in its member towns and working with those communities to improve the public’s health; promoting healthy behaviors; preventing disease and injuries; ensuring access to safe food, air and water; and preventing communicable diseases through immunizations and other measures; investigating the outbreak of disease; and preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
As its governing body, the Board of Health sets the overall direction for the district and the services it provides; develops public health policy; establishes and enforces public health regulations and ordinances; and provides oversight for the district’s budget and financial affairs. The board also hires and appoints the director of health who serves a three-year term.
For more information on the Central Connecticut Health District and its services, visit www.ccthd.org or call 860-721-2822.