Among the steps taken by the department in seeking this goal are:
- The control of existing and potential environmental hazards
- The provision of health education and clinical health services, with emphasis on the prevention and early detection of chronic diseases and the improved management of lifestyle issues affecting health
- The delivery of services dealing with conditions resulting from the abuse of drugs or alcohol
- The control of communicable diseases
The provision of a range of health services at a per-capita cost of 3.5¢ per day is evidence of the cost-effectiveness of the public health services available to the community.
Human Services Divisions
The Human Services Divisions provide support to the Human Relations, Women’s, and Disability Commissions, and field a range if Human Services programs, including support to the Domestic Violence Roundtable. They have responsibility for ADA compliance and house the town’s Affirmative Action Officer.