Connecticut Department of Public Health
A cohesive public health community
To accommodate new programs and an expansion of services, the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health built a new Public Health Laboratory. The design provides a collaborative environment for the medical center, the department of public health, and many other groups, creating a cohesive public health community. The end result provides an environment that balances technologically advanced building systems and equipment with an inviting human scale.
The laboratory conducts studies in epidemiology, salmonellosis, group A streptococcal infection, rucellosis, rabies, lyme disease, ehrlichia and West Nile virus, childhood lead poisoning prevention, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis control, environmental health and pollutant control, and safe food and drinking water programs.
The 110,000-square-foot laboratory is outfitted for both environmental and occupational chemistry. In addition to testing diseases and acting as a reference point for healthcare providers, the state lab can also function as a rapid-response bioterrorism laboratory. Molecular diagnostics can be expanded to other infectious disease areas such as virology and reference bacteriology, and new services will be offered for diagnostic and preventive health care for chronic diseases.
LocationRocky Hill, Connecticut
Project TypeScience & Technology