The mission of the Health and Social Services Department is to promote and protect the health of the people of Bridgeport through the provision of essential public health services, monitoring of programs, enforcement of laws and ordinances, and collection of health information. Our objectives are to provide a stable and trusted vehicle of communication, education, training and collaboration between all Health & Social Service departments, divisions and programs. We endeavor to provide administrative leadership, support, and oversight. We strive to incorporate technology in order to provide a more efficient and effective department and to support and encourage community health care planning.
The Bridgeport Dept of Health and Social Services works closely with other agencies, programs, and community members to plan for and address the health and social service needs of Bridgeport residents. To this end reports and information on those efforts can be found on our website and include:
The Bridgeport Alliance for Young Children was formed in 2006 by the Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools, the Mayor of Bridgeport and the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County and dozens of community members and agencies. This group is co-chaired by the Bridgeport Department of Health and Social Services Director, Maritza Bond. For more information on BAYC and its activities please refer to their website or the Director of Early Childhood at United Way CFC, June Malone (203) 334-5106
2010 CARES Report – This report completed by dHALLC and a large group of community programs and young people summarized results of an in-person and telephone survey of 1300 Bridgeport households. The largest survey of its type about Bridgeport it has core health facts and information gathered from other sources to serve as points of reference.
American Cancer Society
National Public Health Week
Get Healthy Connecticut
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