December 8, 2015
December 8, 2015
Be Tick Free When Outdoors!
Enjoy the beautiful weather and take steps to reduce your risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses
December 7, 2015
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for December 7, 2015
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is fine particulate matter, also referred to as PM2.5
December 2, 2015
Have You Washed Your Hands Today?
Regular hand washing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others
December 1, 2015
Spread Holiday Cheer, Not The Flu, This Holiday Season!
The best way to prevent the flu, and its complications, is by getting the flu vaccine each year
November 24, 2015
Thanksgiving Is National Family Health Day
Time to gather together and also a good time to share your family health history
November 24, 2015
A More Affordable Health Plan for New Yorkers
The Essential Plan covers all major medical needs and is only available through the NY State of Health Marketplace
November 23, 2015
Don't Add On Extra Pounds This Thanksgiving
Make this the year that you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without adding on extra pounds.
November 23, 2015
Are You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?
You may be eligible to take part in the Health Department’s free, highly successful Diabetes Prevention Program
November 20, 2015
Come To Rockland's World AIDS Day Observance On December 3rd
Learn the facts about HIV/AIDS and get free, private and rapid testing
November 18, 2015
Do You Have A Working Smoke Alarm In Your Home?
Healthy Neighborhood Program provides free smoke alarms to eligible residents
November 13, 2015
Health Department Schedules Flu Vaccine Clinics
The latest round of flu vaccine clinics are scheduled for Friday, November 20 and Friday, December 4
October 29, 2015
Time To Change Your Clocks And Check Your Emergency Supply Kit
Change your clocks when Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1 and take time to check your emergency supply kit
October 27, 2015
Quit Smoking For The Great American Smokeout On November 19
If you can go one day without smoking, you’re on the way to quitting for good!
October 26, 2015
Safety Tips for a Fun Halloween
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert want to ensure that your trick-or-treaters have a safe and fun holiday
October 15, 2015
Homes Built Before 1978 May Be Unsafe For Young Children Due To Hidden Lead Hazards
October 25-31 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: test your home, your child, and get the facts about lead poisoning
October 14, 2015
County Announces Flu Vaccine Clinics Scheduled In Rockland
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert today remind residents to protect themselves by getting a flu vaccine
October 8, 2015
Take Steps To Keep Your Children At A Healthy Weight
Take steps to create environments that support healthy eating and physical activity at home and in school
October 1, 2015
Join Us October 10 On A Free Guided Park Walk
Make a Columbus Day Weekend discovery of someplace special in Rockland County
September 30, 2015
Be Tick Free When Outdoors This Fall!
Reduce the risk of getting Lyme disease by following these simple steps
September 30, 2015
Who Needs A Flu Vaccine? You!
Health Department schedules two flu vaccine clinics in October
September 29, 2015
Hear The Beep, Where You Sleep
Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home
September 29, 2015
Clarkstown South High School Receives National Health Award
Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Let's Move! Active School for fighting childhood obesity
September 21, 2015
Take Charge Of Your Health!
Sign up for our free or low-cost programs
September 21, 2015
County Executive Ed Day Proclaims September 23 to 29 Fall Prevention Awareness Week
By understanding how to prevent falls you can reduce your risk of falling
September 18, 2015
Enjoy The Fall At Free Guided Park Walks
Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the "great outdoors!"
September 18, 2015
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For September 18, 2015
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
September 17, 2015
Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots For Cats, Dogs And Ferrets On Sunday, October 4
Free rabies shots (vaccinations) available for cats, dogs and ferrets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemen's Memorial Drive in Pomona
September 10, 2015
Health Department Receives Obesity Prevention Grant
The Rockland County Department of Health has received a Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant from the New York State Department of Health. The purpose of the grant is to increase access to physical activity and healthy nutrition for students and residents as a way to reduce risk factors for obesity.
September 8, 2015
Older Adults: Get The Immunizations You Need - They're Not Just For Children!
September is Healthy Aging Month. Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage older residents to check with your doctor to make sure you have all the recommended immunizations (shots, vaccines) you need.
September 3, 2015
Emergencies Can Happen At Any Time: Are You Prepared?
It's National Preparedness Month. Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert urge residents to take action and get ready!
September 2, 2015
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for September 2, 2015
The pollutant of concern for the air quality health advisory is ozone
September 1, 2015
School Bus Safety Tips
It’s back-to-school time again: a good time to remind residents about bus safety, especially those children taking the school bus for the first time
August 26, 2015
Who Needs A Flu Vaccine? You!
Health Department schedules the first flu vaccine clinics of the season - get vaccinated now before the flu season gets under way - the protection you get from the vaccine will last throughout the flu season
August 17, 2015
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for August 18, 2015
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
August 17, 2015
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For August 17, 2015
The Pollutant Of Concern For The Air Quality Health Advisory Is Ozone
August 12, 2015
It's Immunization Awareness Month - Have You Gotten Your Shots?
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a good time to remind residents that we all need shots (also called vaccines or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases.
August 10, 2015
Update From Health Department On Legionnaires' Disease In Rockland County
County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are looking to educate residents about Legionnaire's Disease following this summer's outbreak in New York City and several recent cases in Rockland.
July 28, 2015
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For July 29, 2015
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 28, 2015
Health Department Advises County Residents To Avoid Certain Ayurvedic Medications
Medications made in India by Shree Baidyanath have been found to contain high levels of lead, arsenic and mercury
July 28, 2015
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For July 28, 2015
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 24, 2015
Health Department Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that August 1st through 7th is World Breastfeeding Week, a perfect time to encourage new parents, and parents-to-be, to consider the benefits of breastfeeding your baby.
July 21, 2015
Enjoy The Summer At Free Guided Park Walks
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage you to put on your walking shoes and enjoy the "great outdoors!" Join experienced Rockland County Trail Guide Docents on a variety of free local guided walks in July and August.
July 20, 2015
Keep Your Cool In The Heat
Take simple steps to help prevent heat-related illnesses
July 20, 2015
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For Monday July 20 2015
The pollutant of concern for the air quality health advisory is ozone
July 14, 2015
Protect Your Skin From The Sun This Summer
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advise residents to use sunscreen and take other steps to protect your skin during the long, hot days of summer.
June 30, 2015
Take Steps To Prevent Lyme Disease
Don't let ticks ruin your summer outdoor fun
June 29, 2015
West Nile Virus Detected In Rockland County Mosquitoes
Health Department reminds residents to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites