April 1, 2022
From Hannah Halfhill, Public Information Officer for Fairfield County Health Department
Join Fairfield County Health Department (FCHD) April 4-10 for National Public Health Week to remind everyone that “Public Health is Where You Are.” Where we live impacts our health and wellbeing. We can work together to make our communities healthier, stronger, and safer! Having support and feeling included within our community can have a positive effect on both mental and physical health.
As FCHD works to make it easier for our residents to access the public health resources they need to achieve the highest level of health, we invite you to join us in celebrating all of those that work in the Public Health field.
The public health progress being made in Fairfield County is a result of efforts in public health areas including communicable disease; emergency preparedness; inspections of food establishments, private water and septic systems; assistance through the WIC program; community education; public health planning; coalition participation; correctional health; and much more. In 2021 Fairfield County Health Department:
• Administered over 33,000 COVID-19 vaccinations
• Completed 1,061 food safety inspections
• Served 1,060 WIC participants
• Gave away 1,600 germ prevention kits to schools
• Received the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Operational Readiness Award
Where we live, learn, work, and play impacts our health and our opportunity to ward off disease and injury. With that in mind, let’s partner together to create healthier people, families, and communities. We can do it — if we work together.