Health Department

Mission: The Health Department mission is to PREVENT and reduce public health risks; PROMOTE a healthy community through vaccination clinics, health education, information sharing, and environmental mitigation; PREPARE the community by planning for emergencies; and PROTECT the community by enforcing codes and regulations governing tobacco and nicotine use, the environment and environmental health, food establishments, housing, sharps/needle collection and keeping of animals.

Description: Working under the general direction of the five (5) elected Board of Health (BOH) members, through performance of statutory and regulatory obligations and coalition building, the Health Department Staff operationally execute their mission and that of the BOH for the benefit of all Bedford residents and businesses.

Health Department and Board of Health Responsibilities

Link to Board of Health Webpage

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Heidi Porter Director of Health and Human Services
Katharine Dagle Assistant Health Director
Danielle Williams Administrative Assistant
Vacant Position Community Health Nurse