- Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:35 am
Following the April 7 meeting of Newtown VNA, members joined Director of Health Donna Culbert (third from left) for a quick step outdoors in honor of Start Walking Month. Ms Culbert is hoping resi-dents of all ages will consider adding walking to their regular routine. Kellen Vollinger, grandson of VNA member Anna Wiedemann, was happy to join the group. He is holding the hand of VNA President Mary Tietjen.
- Friday, January 30, 2015 at 9:17 am
Quick, can you remember your bank PIN? How about the last four digits of your phone number … or the month and year your go-to credit card expires?
With more and more numbers swirling around in our heads, and as February — American Heart Month — approaches, the Newtown Health District wants residents to be sure and remember a few numbers that are more important than all the rest.
- Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Newtown, through a proposal/bid process, has contracted with MORE Advertising, and has launched a short survey that will capture the public’s current knowledge and perception of risk about tickborne diseases. The survey includes 22 questions, and should not take more than five minutes to complete.
- Monday, September 22, 2014
Legislative Council members this week revised a past funding approval, reducing from $25,000 to $15,000 the town amount to be spent for a study on the local impact of tick-borne disease.
At a September 17 session, council members approved a $15,000 special appropriation to be funded through the “Sandy Hook special revenue fund” for consulting services for a marketing/messaging plan on tick-borne disease awareness and mitigation.
The town has high incidence of tick-borne disease among its residents.
- Friday, September 19, 2014
After hearing several presentations and visiting site locations, the Board of Education unanimously approved a grant-funded school-based health clinic for Newtown Middle School.
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Newtown Health District officials are expecting a state Department of Health courier and State Police escort to arrive at Newtown High School sometime Thursday morning as part of a statewide mass emergency medicine distribution drill.
- Sunday, March 23, 2014
March is National Nutrition month, which serves as an opportunity for the Newtown Health District to promote the wealth of nutrition education sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Health District Director Donna Culbert said Newtowners can access loads of information at the academy’s website, EatRight.org.
- Monday, January 20, 2014
The month of January has been designated as Radon Action Month in Connecticut according to Newtown Health District Director Donna Culbert. Her local agency is joining with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the American Lung Association of Connecticut, and US Environmental Protection Agency urging local residents to test their home for radon, and, if necessary, mitigate high levels when found.
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Visitors to Newtown’s municipal website are immediately greeted with links to supplemental sites that can help them learn about a variety of support and recovery initiatives, as well as a site that showcases the many nonprofit causes that have sprung up in the day
- Friday, April 26, 2013
This story was originally published in The Bee on April 26.
In the approximately five weeks since Dr Jill Barron, a well-known psychiatrist who has worked with New York firefighters post 9/11 and other mass casualty incident survivors, began conducting a local critical needs assessment of mental health and support response, she has already arrived at some short-term observations.