About the Department of Health

The Department’s Mission

To promote wellness and healthy lifestyles, prevent disease and injury, and proactively protect the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our city environment.

The Department’s Vision

To have healthy people living, learning, working, and playing in a safe, healthy, and culturally diverse community.

The Department’s Values are,  (iCARE):

AsteriskinnovationWe search for create solutions and manage resources wisely.
AsteriskCollaborationWe use teamwork to achieve common goals and solve problems.
AsteriskAccountabilityWe perform with integrity and respect.
AsteriskResponsivenessWe achieve our mission by serving our customers and engaging our partners.
AsteriskExcellenceWe promote quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance improvement.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jennifer A.M. Calder, DVM, MPH, PhD, CHSV Health Department Director 203-977-4398
Erika DeBenedictis Administrative Assistant 203-977-4398
Deborah Clark Office Support Specialist 203-977-5833
Vena Wilson Office Support Specialist 203-977-5188