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September 28, 2016
Flu Vaccine Clinics Scheduled in Rockland
Take time to get your flu vaccine - it is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu and its complications
September 19, 2016
Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots For Cats, Dogs And Ferrets On Sunday, October 2, 2016
10 AM until 1 PM at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemen's Memorial Drive in Pomona, no appointment needed
September 16, 2016
Older Adults: Get The Immunizations You Need!
Immunizations are NOT just for children - getting your needed shots on a timely basis is important for everyone, from infants to older adults, to help prevent many diseases that could result in serious health problems
September 13, 2016
Join Us On Free Guided Walks This Fall
Additional walk scheduled on Saturday, October 1, 2016: Fitness Walk at Rockland Lake State Park/Nyack Beach Trail
September 8, 2016
Who Needs A Flu Vaccine? You!
The first Health Department flu vaccine clinic of the season will be held on Friday, September 16, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September 8, 2016
Emergencies Can Happen At Any Time: Are You Prepared?
It's both National Preparedness Month and Hurricane Preparedness Month; a good time to take action and get ready!
September 6, 2016
August 29, 2016
It's Immunization Awareness Month - Have You Gotten Your Shots?
We all need shots to help protect us from serious diseases; they’re not just for kids!
August 16, 2016
Residents Reminded To Help Prevent Mosquito Breeding
Get rid of standing water especially after all the recent rain
August 11, 2016
Keep Your Cool In The Heat: Forecast Calls For Hot, Humid Weather
Take simple steps to stay cool and help prevent heat-related illnesses
July 28, 2016
Be A Healthier You
Sign up for our free workshops – we can help you live a healthier lifestyle
July 28, 2016
Health Department Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7
A perfect time to encourage new parents, and parents-to-be, to consider the benefits of breastfeeding your baby
July 27, 2016
Mandatory Water Restrictions
Residents are reminded that mandatory water restriction are in place because of the drought
July 26, 2016
West Nile Virus Deteceted In Rockland County Mosquitoes
First pool (group) of mosquitoes to test positive this season for West Nile Virus in Rockland County
July 25, 2016
See! Be Seen! – Pedestrian and Driver Safety: It’s No Accident
Rockland County implements pedestrian safety and driver awareness campaign
July 25, 2016
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For July 25, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 22, 2016
Keep Your Cool In The Heat: Forecast Calls For Hot, Humid Weather
Take simple steps to stay cool and help prevent heat-related illnesses
July 22, 2016
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For July 22, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 15, 2016
Less Rain = Less Water
County Requests Voluntary Water Conservation
July 15, 2016
AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR JULY 16, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 15, 2016
AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR JULY 15, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 8, 2016
Get Mosquitoes To Buzz Off!
Preventing mosquito breeding and mosquito bites takes on added importance this summer, as the Zika virus has emerged as a worldwide threat to public health
July 7, 2016
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for July 8, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 7, 2016
Schools Get Students Moving
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert congratulate schools with outstanding participation in March Forward 2016, Rockland's annual school-based physical activity awareness day
July 6, 2016
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for July 7, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 5, 2016
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For July 6, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 5, 2016
Keep Your Cool In The Heat
The current forecast calls for high temperatures in the 90's with humidity - take simple steps to stay cool and help prevent heat-related illnesses.
June 23, 2016
Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots For Cats, Dogs And Ferrets On Sunday, July 10, 2016
Free rabies vaccinations are available for cats, dogs and ferrets on Sunday, July 10, 2016, from 10 AM until 1 PM at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemen's Memorial Drive in Pomona
June 20, 2016
Get Tested For HIV: Take The Test, Take Control!
In observance of National HIV Testing Day, the Health Department is offering free, confidential, and rapid HIV tests on Monday, June 27th at the Town of Ramapo Cultural Arts Center, located at 64 North Main Street in Spring Valley
June 8, 2016
Calling All Men: Time to Take Important Steps Toward Good Health
During National Men’s Health Week, June 13th - Father's Day, June 19th, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage men to schedule a check-up for a full physical exam.
June 2, 2016
"Be Tick Free" To Prevent Tick-Borne Illnesses
As you welcome the warmer weather and spend more time outside, be sure to protect yourself from tick bites
May 27, 2016
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For May 28, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
May 26, 2016
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For May 27,2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
May 26, 2016
Air Quality Health Advisory For May 26, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
May 25, 2016
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For May 25, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
May 23, 2016
Examine Your Skin - It Could Save Your Life!
May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
May 23, 2016
Stay Healthy And Fit No Matter What Your Age
National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Wednesday, May 25th - start, or remain being active, no matter what your age
May 20, 2016
Join Us On Free Guided Walks This Spring, Summer & Fall
Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the "great outdoors!" Join experienced Rockland County Trail Guides on free guided walks this spring, summer and fall.
May 13, 2016
Baby Boomer? Get Tested For Hepatitis C
While anyone can get Hepatitis C, more than 75% of adults infected are baby boomers
May 12, 2016
May 6, 2016
Health Department Announces Annual Mosquito Control Treatment Of Catch Basins And Storm Drains
The Health Department will begin treating catch basins and storm drains next week to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in the standing water inside of these structures
May 2, 2016
Know The Facts About Sexually Transmitted Infections
Take steps to prevent sexually transmitted infections, get tested, and be treated
April 19, 2016
April 18, 2016
Get Children Vaccinated! Protect Their Health
Keep children up-to-date on all their vaccinations
April 12, 2016
Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots for Cats, Dogs And Ferrets On Sunday, April 24, 2016
Animal rabies continues to be a serious public health problem in Rockland County. Make sure your animals are immunized against rabies and that the vaccinations are kept up to date
April 11, 2016
Guided Walk: Fitness Time On The Hook!
Join experienced Rockland County Trail Guides for a free fitness walk on Sunday, April 17 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hook Mountain State Park.
April 11, 2016
Health Department Offers Free Mosquito Control Products
To help County residents reduce the number of mosquitoes on their property
April 8, 2016
Public Health Week: Focus On Access To Health Insurance
Think you missed your chance to enroll in a low-cost health plan through NY State of Health? Maybe not.
April 7, 2016
Public Health Week: Focus On Access To Healthy Food
As part of National Public Health Week, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are informing the community about improvements that will help everyone access healthier food in Rockland County
April 6, 2016
Important Information About Your Drinking Water
The language in their notice was largely prepared by the New York State Department Health to inform everyone about the levels found in the water, why it is important to monitor for them, and what is being done to respond.
April 5, 2016
Public Health Week: focus On Safe Streets For All Users
Complete streets are planned, designed, operated, and maintained for safe, convenient, and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities
April 4, 2016
April 1, 2016
First Guided Walk of the 2016 Season!
Explore the lost town of Sandyfield on Sunday, April 3 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Harriman State Park
March 23, 2016
March 18, 2016
Rockland County Ranked Third In New York State For Healthy Living In 2016
Annual County Health Rankings are issued by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
March 17, 2016
Keep Medicines And Vitamins Up, Away, And Out Of Sight
Keep your children safe from medicines and vitamins that could cause them harm
March 16, 2016
Know The Facts About TB (Tuberculosis)
It’s TB Awareness Month, a perfect time to raise awareness about TB, and the Health Department’s TB clinics
March 14, 2016
March 10, 2016
Time To Change Your Clocks And Check Your Emergency Supply Kit
If you haven’t created an emergency supply kit yet, now is the time to do it
March 9, 2016
Know Your HIV Status: Get Tested!
Getting tested is the only way to know for sure whether you are infected with HIV
March 7, 2016
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
We will lose an hour of sleep this month when we set our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight saving time on Sunday, March 13th - but are you losing sleep on other nights as well?
February 18, 2016
Take Steps To Help Prevent Heart Disease
February is Heart Month, a good time to learn how to prevent heart disease and stay "heart healthy"
February 11, 2016
Health Department Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips
With very cold weather in the forecast, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advise County residents to take common sense steps to stay safe and warm
February 10, 2016
Take Charge Of Your Health
It’s not too late to sign up for our free or low-cost programs – take steps towards a healthier you
February 5, 2016
First Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in Rockland County
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert today confirmed Rockland's first case of Zika virus in a local woman. The patient recently traveled to a South American country where Zika virus transmission has been documented.
January 22, 2016
Get Screened For Cervical Cancer
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month - make sure you are up-to-date with your screening for cervical cancer
January 20, 2016
Health Department Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips
With snow and wind in the forecast, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advise County residents to take common sense steps to stay safe and warm
January 20, 2016
Protect Yourself And Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
It is a poisonous gas known as the ‘silent killer’ since you can’t see it, smell it, or taste it
January 8, 2016
Health Department Working To Make Rockland A Breast Feeding Friendly Community
Residents, health care providers, day care providers, and worksites are encouraged to take advantage of the Health Department’s Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program to help women get started and continue breastfeeding successfully
January 6, 2016
Free Radon Test Kits Available For Eligible Residents
January is Radon Action Month, a good time to learn about radon and its risks, and get your home tested
January 5, 2016
12 Quit Smoking Tips For The New Year
Consider these 12 tried and true tips, from the Health Department’s Put It Out Rockland Quit Smoking Program, to help you quit for the New Year
January 4, 2016
Be A Healthier You In 2016
It’s never too late to live a healthier lifestyle