Health and Awareness

Welcome to the Town of Hudson Public Health Page.

This page is dedicated to providing the Citizens of Hudson with public health information pertaining to an event, either natural or manmade, that creates a health risk to the public. 

Alerts and advisories regarding epidemics and pandemics of influenza and other communicable diseases can be found on the Health Alert tab to the left.

For more information, please contact the Fire Department - Inspectional Services Division at (603) 886-6005. This division is located within Hudson Town Hall at 12 School Street, Hudson, NH 03051 and is available Monday thru Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm.

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What is public health?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) effectively describes the role of public health departments in the following figure***:

Assessment

  1. Monitor environmental and health status to identify and solve community environmental health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate environmental health problems and health hazards in the community.

Policy Development

  1. Inform, educate, and empower people about environmental health issues.
  2. Mobilize community partnerships and actions to identify and solve environmental health problems.
  3. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community environmental health efforts.

Assurance

  1. Enforce laws and regulations that protect environmental health and ensure safety.
  2. Link people to needed environmental health services and assure the provision of environmental health services when otherwise unavailable.
  3. Assure a competent environmental health workforce.
  4. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based environmental health services.
  5. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to environmental health problems.

how the ten essential environmental health services align with the three core functions of public health

 ***Source: Core Functions of Public Health and How They Relate to the 10 Essential Services (2011, May 25). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/ephli/core_ess.htm