As of July 25, 2018, there are several food related recalls due to:
- Potential Salmonella contamination
- Confirmed Salmonella contamination
- Conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), which causes botulism
Do not eat any potentially contaminated foods and if you have them at home, throw them away. NVHD will post the updates in the “News” section of this website and across our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) so be sure to follow us.
Please check the product information carefully and throw away any food that may be contaminated. If you develop illness or symptoms consistent with food poisoning, please contact your healthcare provider.
NVHD will continue to monitor the situations and provide any updates as they become available.
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
View and/or share our Asthma PSA!
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).
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.