May Awareness Campaigns
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways of the lungs. Although asthma has no cure, it can be managed so a person can live a normal, healthy life. Please read our NVHD PRESS RELEASE: NVHD Partners with Griffin Hospital and Valley Parish Nurses on Asthma PSA for more information about effectively managing asthma with an asthma action plan (AAP).
View and/or share our Asthma PSA!
Lyme disease is spread by the bite of an infected tick. In the Northeast, the blacklegged tick (or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis) spreads the disease. Untreated Lyme disease can produce a wide range of symptoms, depending on the stage of infection.
Download a PDF copy of the NVHD Tick and Tick-borne Disease Pamphlet.
Ticks found on humans can be submitted to The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) for testing through the NVHD. Please bring the tick in a sealed bag or container. NVHD will contact you with your results. There is a $5.00 fee per tick. Download our Tick Submission Form or fill it out at our office M-F 8:30AM-4:00PM.
For more information and additional resource links, click here.
Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)
Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. The Naugatuck Valley Health District wants to know what you know about lead poisoning. Please spare a few minutes of your time to complete this survey.
Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)is now accepting applications!
Homes built after 1978 are not eligible for the Naugatuck Valley Health District’s lead hazards grant
Volunteer Opportunity: Medical Reserve Corps
Don’t let the word “medical” in our name fool you! The Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps (NVMRC) is a volunteer unit comprised of individuals with both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Our volunteers live and/or work within the jurisdiction served by the Naugatuck Valley Health District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Shelton, and Seymour, CT).
No experience is required. All training is provided free of cost.
Training Topics Include (but not limited to:)
- Naugatuck Valley Overdose Prevention & Education (N.O.P.E.) Campaign
- Seasonal Influenza Clinics
- Emergency Mass Dispensing Clinics
- Psychological First Aid
- Assisting Individuals with Access and Functional Needs
- Emergency Public Shelter Operations & Pet Shelter Operations
- Community Service & Health Fairs
- Personal, Pet & Senior Preparedness
Please visit the NVMRC website for more information and to apply!
Questions may be directed to Jessica Stelmaszek at 203-881-3255.