The Bennington Local Health Office is trained and ready to respond to public health emergencies so that people in our community can stay healthy and safe. We work with local, state and federal partners to make sure we are prepared to distribute medicine, supplies and information to residents of Bennington County in a health emergency.
The Bennington District Office played a vital role in coordinating the local response to the perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) contamination that impacted our community. In 2017 through 2019, we supported clinics for for blood testing for affected residents to learn more about people's actual exposure to PFOA.
Our office of Health is also involved in initiatives to train the communities we serve in CPR, Stop the Bleed, Narcan Administration, Personal Preparedness and Survivermont.