The East Longmeadow Health Department, under the guidance of the Board of Health, assesses and addresses the needs of the community in order to help protect and improve the health and quality of life of residents and visitors. This is carried out by the implementation of disease surveillance, health promotion, and environmental health inspections.
The Board of Health is responsible for making health policy for the Town of East Longmeadow, which includes:
Creating new policy
Holding public hearings on existing policies
Hearing variance requests for existing policies
The Health Department is responsible for implementing the policies of the Board. As a result, the Department is responsible for the enforcement of policy.