The Pomperaug Health District (PDDH) was formed in 1986 as a joint public health effort of Woodbury and Southbury, CT. Oxford joined the District in 1990. The major focus of the district in its early days was basic environmental health protection involving on-site sewage disposal, food service and public health complaints.
Our mission rapidly expanded due to community needs, and a program of public health education and disease prevention was initiated. This included provision of flu vaccines to the older population, childhood vaccines to those without insurance, cancer screenings, blood pressure controls, well child services and cardiovascular education programs. Through the years, these programs have expanded as the community needs and funding allowed.
In environmental health, the district became involved in the animal rabies epidemic, radon in groundwater, asbestos control, aquifer protection, outdoor wood furnaces, groundwater testing, Lyme disease prevention and testing, and lead poisoning.
The Pomperaug Health District is a governmental entity providing full-time public health services to all the citizens of our member communities. The focus of the District is to provide essential programs in Environmental Health, Community Health Promotion, and Disease Surveillance and Control. These efforts will assure our residents of a healthy community environment, aide in preventing disease, and promote health through screening and health education.