Health

Our Mission

 
The mission of the Health Division is to promote and protect the public health including the physical, mental, emotional and social wellness of all people.

About the Division

 
The Health Division is responsible for addressing all public health threats in the community and for promoting good health practices among its citizens.  To accomplish this, the Health Division addresses issues through Environmental and Community Health Programs.  The Environmental Health Program includes the administration and enforcement of the State Sanitary and Environmental Codes, which covers a myriad of projects, including wastewater disposal, food safety, recreational camps for children, and public and semi-public swimming pools.  The Community Health Program encompasses all clinical and medical administration, including Communicable Disease review, immunizations, and public health clinics.  The Andover Health Division hosts two regional public health programs: The Greater River Valley Medical Reserve Corps, and the Healthy Communities Tobacco Control Program.  The staff, under the direction of the Director of Public Health, designs programs and implements policies as proposed by the Andover Board of Health to meet the health needs of the community.  The Board of Health consists of three volunteer members appointed by the Town Manager for staggered three-year terms.