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Don Bent, New London's ...
Don Bent, New London's public health officer, recommended dedicating a few classrooms to store medical equipment that could be used in case of an epidemic or medical emergency.His plan was part of a more detailed proposal to use the district's schools as centers for vaccination and treatment.
NH Health Officers Association Executive Board
Dr. Donald Bent
NH Health Officers Association - Annual Report
On behalf of the Health Officers Association, I would like to dedicate this year to three Health Officers; Louise Hannan, Liaison for the State of New Hampshire, Dr. Donald Bent, Health Officer for the Town of New London and Michelle Bonsteel, Health Officer for the Town of Bristol.
Dr. Donald Bent, Health Officer in New London.
He has been the Health Officer in New London since 1985.
He became a member on the executive board in 1989.
For 22 years of dedicated service, he
was awarded an Outstanding Service Award.
Thank you to the association board members; Don Bent
, Chuck Stata, Bill Oleksak, Wayne Whitford, Cec Curran, Dennise Horrocks, Steve Cunningham, and Louise Hannan for your time, support and hard work throughout the year.
New London joins federal health network
Dr. Donald Bent, New London's health officer, received a $3,000 federal grant in September to purchase the computer program that would connect New London to the network via Internet and instant e-mail alerts.This direct connection allows for rapid response on a local level to health emergencies like West Nile Virus, natural disasters or terrorist attacks, Bent said.
"We can get better information and get it much quicker," he
The Health Alert Network sets up a clear chain of command for passing information from the Centers for Disease Control
to the state health department to local health officials.From there, town health officers would work with police, fire and emergency services to plan response measures for the surrounding communities.The information would also be sent to hospitals, doctors and clinics.