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Health and Social Services

City of Plainfield

Public Health is mostly involved in Preventive Medicine links, the knowledge and skills of clinical medicine with the special skill sets of medical management and population health.

COVID-19 Health Updates

Phase 2 Reopening Letter for Business Owners- June 2020

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Fact Sheet Spanish

Health & Social Services Employees:

Communicable Disease Program

Deborah Roach, Senior Communicable Disease Investigator


Public Health Nursing Program

Maria Funez, Public Health Nurse


Environmental Health Program

Gabriella Bacchus, Registered Environmental Health Specialist


Patricia Clemente, Registered Environmental Health Specialist


Childhood Lead Exposure Prevention Program (CLEP)

Chermine Alce, Program Manager


Adedotun Osho, Lead Inspector/ Risk Accessor, R.E.H.S.


Mary Martinez, Lead Inspector/ Risk Accessor, R.E.H.S.


Yanerys Nunez,

Lead Inspector/ Risk Accessor, R.E.H.S.


Stephanie Mero, Data Entry Clerk


Rabies Control Program

Darrcel Delcastillo, Animal Control Officer


Health Education / Health Promotion Program

Anita Jalloh,



Three Divisions make up Health & Social Services:


  • Promote and preserve health and longevity in individuals and populations.
  • Enhance quality in health care systems and eliminate health disparities.
  • Facilitate early diagnosis with screening and education.
  • Use epidemiology and biostatistics to improve the quality of life.
  • Focus on prevention rather than cure.

The Division of Health is:

  • Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease.
  • Protecting the community against environmental hazards.
  • Preventing injuries.
  • Promoting and encourage healthy behaviors.
  • Responding to disasters and assist communities in recovery.

Essential Services Provided:

  • Monitor health status to identify community problems.
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and hazards.
  • Inform, educate and empower communities about health issues.
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and resolve problems.
  • Develop policies and plans that support community health efforts.
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and provide safety.
  • Link those in need to personal health and health care services when not otherwise available.
  • Assure a competent public health workforce.
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of health services.
  • Investigate and employ innovative solutions to health problems.