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Important Tips for Preventing Cold and Flu

Published: 01/16/2020 3:00 PM

The Manchester Health Department is reminding the community that common colds, influenza (“the flu”) and other viruses, such as norovirus (“the stomach bug”), are actively circulating, statewide. These illnesses can be prevented if people take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk of infection.

According to Anna Thomas, MPH, Manchester’s Public Health Director, “As with every year, we expect that common colds, influenza, and norovirus are present in the community. This is particularly true during the colder months when people spend more time in closer quarters. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick from these and other infections. Please review the following information on how you can keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.”


Stay healthy. Wash your hands!

Germs are everywhere!

Spanish ServSafe® Class offered at the City of Manchester Health Department

Published: 11/26/2019 5:00 PM

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Training & Exam taught in Spanish will be offered at the City of Manchester Health Department 1528 Elm Street on February 20, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration deadline is 2/3/2020. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. Snow date: 2/27/20. All teaching materials, book, handouts and exams will be Spanish.
The cost is $140 per person, includes ServSafe® Manager Book 7th edition, exam in Spanish, refreshments and a light lunch.
More information on Course Flyer

2019-2020 Winter Resource Guide Available

Published: 11/18/2019 10:00 AM

The City of Manchester Health Department has just released its updated 2019-2020 Winter Resource Guide for Manchester residents.  The purpose of this guide is to provide residents, community organizations, and other City of Manchester departments with contact information for agencies that are providing local winter assistance for individuals and families in need. 

Please share this document with anyone who may benefit from these resources.

The City of Manchester Health Department Celebrates its 180th Anniversary

Published: 10/23/2019 1:00 PM

On October 26, 1839, the City of Manchester Board of Health was established, along with a system of police, to take measures for protection against fire. An excerpt is below from:

Manchester. A brief record of its past and a picture of its present, Clarke, Maurice D., comp., Clarke, John B. (John Badger), 1820-1891.1

To celebrate the Department’s history and present role as the City’s chief health strategist and neighborhood catalyst, we are pleased to announce the release of two documents – the Ten Commandments of Health from 1922 with a newly created version for 2019; and the Greater Manchester Community Health Needs Assessment.

The Ten Commandments of Health serve as a reminder of how the definition of health has changed over nearly 100 years since the first version was created. The 2019 version provides a greater emphasis on aspects of health that are not only physical, such as disease or illness, but behavioral health as well, such as the importance of getting exercise and eating healthy. One notable similarity is the recommendation for an annual vacation as a measure of wellbeing and mental health. The full stylized version can be found at:

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