Public Health

Our vision is healthy people in healthy communities.

Our mission is to prevent disease, promote health, and protect life. We achieve this by:

  • assessing and responding to public health needs;
  • educating and empowering people about health issues;
  • mobilizing community partnerships;
  • assuring effective programming and practices; and
  • linking people to health services.


Our core values are:

  • Collaboration 
  • Integrity 
  • Excellence 
  • Professionalism 

Community Health Assessment & Planning

Data gathered from people who live in Essex County to find out the health of our population...⬆

What Does the Data Explain?

The data gathered by surveys explains behaviors that affect community members' health and how we can help improve health.
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Family Health

Reproductive Health, Baby Home Visiting Program, Breastfeeding support, Car Seat Program, Lead Poisoning Program, Children's Services, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).⬆

How Can Family Health Help Me?

The program creates programs and offers support based on the needs of our community to improve overall health in our families.
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Overarching strategies to improve population health include:

✅ Using data to assess needs and evidenced-based programming to target interventions;

✅ Leading or participating in collaborative community-level interventions;

✅ Supporting policy, system and environmental level activities;

✅ Engaging in education, outreach & public health marketing & communication activities;

✅ Conducting ongoing surveillance, reporting & investigation activities; and

✅ Connecting with medical providers, laboratories and other partners in health to assure early detection and treatment of health issues.

Laws and Regulations that govern Public Health Unit activities:

Permits, Licenses & Certificates (NYSDOH)

New York State Codes, Rules and Regulations  Click Title 10

New York State Public Health Laws  Click Laws, click Laws of New York,  & under Consolidated Laws scroll down to and select PBH