A Message from the Director of Health

Welcome to our web site!  We are adding additional features daily, but we invite you to explore our site at any time.  Please use the search box to the right on each page to search for specific information.  Also, go to the bottom of this page for more tips!

Bristol-Burlington Health District (BBHD) is the full-service local public health agency serving the communities of Bristol and Burlington, Connecticut. As a full-time full service local health department, we offer a number of services and programs that protect the health and safety of our communities. These services and programs include school and oral health, disease prevention and control, environmental health protection, public health emergency planning response, and health education.

Bristol-Burlington Health District also works closely with other local, state and federal agencies who share the goal of healthier communities – many of these partnerships are highlighted on this website. Please read through all the features of our website and familiarize yourself with our organization. We are a community service organization.

We have many resources available to the public – and very much welcome your questions about our services or about public health in general. We also hope you will visit this website often, as we update the information on a regular basis.

As always, please feel free to contact me or other members of the BBHD staff with your ideas and concerns. Our phone number is (860) 584-7682. We look forward to your calls!

Charles I. Motes, Jr., M.S., M.P.H., R.S.
Director of Health

To volunteer to help during a Public Health Emergency, please send us an email to:  bristolburlingtonhealthdistrict@bristolct.gov   (Tell us your name, email and a phone number so we can respond to you.)  Thank You!

Just out, December 15, 2016:

Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and the State Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino today hailed United Health Foundation’s 2016 America’s Health Rankings, which show that Connecticut is the 3rd healthiest state in the nation, behind only Hawaii and Massachusetts. Last year, Connecticut was ranked 6th. The rankings are based on a comprehensive health assessment of each state including behaviors, community and environment, public and health policies, and clinical care.

(Editor’s Note: In past years, Connecticut has ranked 4th. Connecticut spends less money per-capita on Public Health than 45 of the 50 States. Obviously, Local Public Health Departments and Health Districts are doing a fine job. Please note that Massachusetts has local public health departments in each community, as does Connecticut.)