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Hungry for THE TRUTH about OPIOIDS?  A new national campaign including info-loaded website from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Ad Council have been created for you.  Hear personal stories, understand the chemistry of addiction, get answers about the epidemic, see what’s happening nationally or find help.

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Essex County Health Department Annual Report 2017 released!

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ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER PROVIDES SATURDAY HOURS –  JULY 7th – CLICK FOR DETAILS

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PROVIDE YOUR INPUT TODAY!

Adirondack Community Action (ACAP), in partnership with human service providers in the county, conducts a community assessment every 3 years providing the opportunity for local voices to be heard.  The assessment focuses on local conditions, economic opportunities and barriers for all residents with a focus on those who are at risk of remaining or becoming economically insecure. It will help identify existing and potential resources to expand opportunities and prepares the local leadership to plan a multi-year strategy to uniquely meet local needs.

Your input is needed – take the survey today!  Survey closes 6/30/2018.

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OUTDOORS DAY – JUNE 9, 2018

DEC and NYS Parks is offering an Outdoors Day on June 9, 2018, from 10 AM to 3 PM at 11 sites across New York State, as part of Governor Cuomo’s Adventure NY initiative. The site closest for most Essex County residents is the Scaroon Manor Campground on the west shore of Schroon Lake on Taylor’s Point.

This free open house-type event will allow visitors to try out many outdoor recreation activities, and learn techniques from DEC and Parks staff.  For more information, click here!

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Local action and resources – ECHO – Essex County Heroin & Opioid Coalition

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Backyard flocks are increasingly popular as folks strive toward more local sources of food.  But did you know that these birds can carry diseases that can spread to people?  It’s true – and at increased risk are our little children and others with depressed immune systems.  Even handling baby chicks can cause salmonella infections.  Learn about infection risk from backyard birds & how to reduce your risk by visiting our hot topics page.

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Complete 2018 RABIES CLINICS Schedule available now – Plus – New on-line pre-registration!

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