Community Health Initiatives
Community Health Programs
There are a variety of community health programs offered through the Town of Windsor. These programs include the Hypertension Workshops, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic Electronic Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid. Windsor has been designated as a Heart Safe Community by the CT Department of Public Health and through our Public Access Defibrillation Program, we have placed AEDs in all of our town buildings. Other departments offer additional programs such as Aging Mastery and Fall Prevention.
The Town of Windsor Health Department partners with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station(CAES) to identify ticks that residents find on themselves or their pets. CAES may also test ticks for disease dependent on the tick identification. Please complete the form found on the link below and bring the tick and completed form to the Health Department at Town Hall.
Certain town employees are required by OSHA to receive blood-borne and airborne pathogen training. Town staff provide training and monitoring for compliance in these areas.
Please check back often for additional information as we adjust our program offerings to meet the COVID-19 pandemic guidance.
Vial of Life
Critical Information to help first responders in the case of a medical emergency
The Windsor Health Department provides Blood Pressure Screenings monthly at the Senior Center located at the LP Wilson Community Center. However, these screenings are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The schedule will be posted once the screenings will be offered again.
Take the Time Mobile Mammography with Hartford Healthcare travels to Windsor, CT, twice each year to offer services closer to home for Windsor residents and surrounding areas. Mammography services are scheduled in Windsor at 6 month intervals and the next visit will be held in November 2020.
Flu Vaccine Clinics
The Windsor Health Department offers flu vaccines to adults (18 years old and older) in Windsor and the surrounding area. Each year approximately 500 Windsor residents receive the flu vaccine through the health department.
This fall and winter, it is expected that influenza and coronavirus will be present in the community at the same time. All persons are encouraged to receive the influenza vaccine to reduce the complications and transmission of influenza. Flu vaccine clinics will be scheduled during September, October and November in Windsor on a variety of days and times. Once the schedule is confirmed, it will be posted on the website and and social media.
There are many benefits of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
- COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and even dying—especially people who are boosted.
- As with vaccines for other diseases, you are protected best when you stay up to date with the recommended number of doses and boosters.
- COVID-19 vaccines even offer protection to people who had COVID-19, including protection against being hospitalized from a new infection.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe—much safer than getting COVID-19.
For more information see the CDC Guidance, updated on 4/27/2022, regarding why individuals should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
The Windsor Health Department has held and hosted COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics with community partners. Primary care providers and pharmacies are other options for individuals to find vaccines. Please tap on the link for additional COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic information.
To promote health and safety, the Windsor Health Department has bike and multi-sport helmets for $15 each.
Please call the Health Department at (860)-285-1823 to schedule a time to obtain one of these helmets.
Appointments can be made between Monday and Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon. However, we can accommodate afternoon appointments as needed.
Reportable Diseases include the following:
- Diseases Indicative of Bioterrorism,
- Foodborne Diseases,
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases,
- Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,
- Vector Borne Diseases and
- Other Diseases of Public Health Significance.
The lab results for these diseases are reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and then sent to each town or district. This data is used to identify and prioritize community needs and guide future planning. These efforts may include nationally-recognized disease prevention and control measures such as monitoring to ensure medication compliance, interviewing to determine food borne illness sources or contact tracing to initiate isolation and quarantine.
All of these efforts are intended to mitigate transmission of illness to promote a safe and healthy community.