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Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family

Holidays mean more time with family & friends.  Did you know that children under the age of 5, older adults and immune-compromised folks are at higher risk for flu complications?  Getting you flu vaccine is an easy gift to ensure the health & happiness of your loved ones.  Make an appointment with your regular doctor or check out our Flu Central page to learn more about flu, vaccines & clinics.

November is MOVEMBER

Mustaches, mustaches, everywhere!  You must have heard of Movember – it’s a Men’s Health Campaign focused on addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

We’re is promoting Movember & Men’s Health all month – including with our own Department of Public Works & Board of Supervisors!

Live healthier, happier and longer – check out the Movember Foundation top 5 things to know & do.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you’re 40+ without health insurance there are 2 FREE SCREENING clinic including clinical breast exam, mammogram, pap and pelvic exams.  If you’re 50+ without health insurance you are also able to receive a colorectal cancer screening.  Appointments are preferred for these clinics – call 518-873-2341 ext. 3007 or 1-800-675-2668

OCTOBER 25,2017 from 3-6 pm at Moses Ludington Hospital

NOVEMBER 8, 2017 from 3-6 pm at Elizabethtown Community Hospital


World Stroke Day – October 29

When someone is having a stroke every minute counts.  Get to a hospital right away, even if the symptoms go away.  Some treatments can only be used within the first 3 hours.

Recognize the Signs & Symptoms 

September is National Preparedness Month!

Hurricane Harvey has most of us realizing the devastation that can happen in natural disasters.  Your family is unique – shouldn’t your preparedness plan be too?  Guide yourself through 3 basic steps: Get a Kit – Make a Plan – Stay Informed. 

Are you prepared?

Mold and Health

Does this wet summer have you concerned about mold and health?  Learn about mold, cleaning your home and preventing future growth with these New York State Department of Health resources below.

Indoor Air Quality & Mold including how to clean mold

Mold & Your Home: What You Need to Know

JULY 26, 2017 – August 7, 2017
Career Opportunities Posted! 

The Health Department has 2 new positions open in the Public Health Unit – Public Health Nurse and Outreach Coordinator.  Could one of these be right for you? Learn more HERE.


People can get infected with the Zika Virus through the bite of certain types of mosquitoes.  It can also be spread from a mother to child during pregnancy, and between people through sexual contact.  For many, the infection is mild with little or no symptoms.  But it is a serious concern for pregnant women because of the birth defects it can cause.

Visit the NYSDOH Zika page for the latest information about zika-affected areas, travel, pregnancy and more.

Blue-Green Algae Blooms

Blue-green algae blooms have have negative health effects on humans and pets – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; skin, eye or throat irritation; allergic reactions or breathing difficulty.  Avoid swimming or drinking water you think may have blue-green algae and consider reporting blooms found in either public beaches or other surface water swimming areas.

Learn more now!

Find Summer Meals in Your Community!

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the summer while school is out of session.  Find a site near you today.


New site.  New look.

Our new whole new look is part of our working towards becoming a nationally accredited local health department.  Becoming accredited helps ensure our programs and services undergo continuous quality improvement and are effective.  It also drives our department to operate efficiently and with transparency.