A healthy community creates and improves both its physical and social environments. People help to support one another in daily life and help others to reach their fullest potential. Healthy places are those designed and built to improve the quality of life for all people who live, work, worship, learn, and play within their borders — where every person is free to make choices amid a variety of healthy, available, accessible, and affordable options. At Chesprocott, we help each of our three communities to develop and sustain healthy communities and healthy homes through education and program development.
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The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdoes epidemic. Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl) killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record. Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have tripled since 1999, and so have sales of these prescription drugs. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids, with more than 15,000 prescription opioid overdose deaths in 2015.
- Flu Facts
- Prevent Diabetes
- How to stay safe when you go outside
- How to prevent Lyme Disease and other tick diseases
- How to create a tick-free yard
- How to prevent mosquito bites
- Mosquito Borne Disease information
- How to keep yourself and your pets safe from rabies
- Disease control and prevention information
- CT Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
A healthy home supports the health and safety of the people who live there. To make your home healthy, keep it clean, dry, safe, well ventilated, free of pests, free of dangerous chemicals and in good repair.
- A Healthy Home Guide for Families and Individuals
- A Healthy Home–Room by Room
- How to Keep Children Safe From Lead
- Reducing Lead Paint Exposure – Safety Resources and Information
- A Citizen’s Guide to Radon
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Head Lice