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December 5, 2017
Wash Your Hands!
It will help protect you from getting and spreading germs, and can cut your flu risk in half
December 4, 2017
Spread Holiday Cheer, Not The Flu, This Holiday Season
Best way to prevent the flu is by getting the flu vaccine - it’s not too late!
November 27, 2017
Come To Rockland's World AIDS Day Event On December 1
Learn the facts about HIV/AIDS and get free, private and rapid testing
November 21, 2017
Find Out About Your Family Health History
While celebrating Thanksgiving with your family, take time to talk about your family health history
November 21, 2017
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Learn more about type 2 diabetes and how to prevent or delay the onset.
November 13, 2017
Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer
November 13th – 19th is U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week
November 3, 2017
Quit Smoking For The Great American Smokeout On November 16
If you can go one day without smoking, you're on the way to quitting for good!
November 1, 2017
Time To Change Your Clocks And Check Your Emergency Supply Kit
Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 5. Before going to sleep on Saturday night, remember to turn your clocks back one hour. This weekend is also a good time to check your emergency supply kit.
October 31, 2017
Additional Flu Vaccine Clinic Scheduled in Rockland
On Friday, November 10, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Robert Yeager Health Center, Building A, for anyone 6 months and older
October 30, 2017
Safety Tips for A Fun Halloween
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert want to ensure that all trick-or-treaters have a safe and fun holiday
October 12, 2017
October 22-28 Is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Learn how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects
October 3, 2017
Are Your Children Prepared for Learning and Lifelong Health and Wellness?
Join us at the New Norms for Healthy Schools series starting October 18th, 2017
September 29, 2017
September 20, 2017
No Mother Left Behind: Reducing Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding Rates
Presentation by Kimberly Seals Allers at the Rockland County Breastfeeding Coalition meeting 9/27/17
September 20, 2017
Are You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?
You may be eligible to take part in the Health Department’s Diabetes Prevention Program
September 20, 2017
An Injury From A Fall Can Change Your LIfe In An Instant!
The good news is that most falls can be prevented. Follow simple tips to help prevent a fall
September 19, 2017
Emergencies Can Happen At Any Time: Are You Prepared?
September is both National Preparedness Month and Hurricane Preparedness Month
September 18, 2017
See Well For A Lifetime
There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of vision loss from eye disease and make sure your eyes are healthy
September 15, 2017
Be Tick-Free This Fall To Prevent Illnesses
As you spend time outside this fall, be sure to protect yourself from tick bites
September 14, 2017
Join Us On Free Guided Walks: Enjoy the Beauty of Fall in Rockland County!
Join experienced Rockland County Trail Guides on free guided walks in September and October
September 14, 2017
Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots For Cats, Dogs And Ferrets On Sunday, October 1, 2017
From 10 AM - 1 PM at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona, no appointment is needed
September 8, 2017
Health Department Schedules Flu Vaccine Clinics
For anyone 6 months and older, at convenient locations in Rockland
August 15, 2017
Solar Eclipse on August 21: Enjoy It Safely!
Protect your eyes from injury during the eclipse
August 7, 2017
Residents Reminded to Help Prevent Mosquito Breeding
Get rid of standing water especially after all the recent rain
August 3, 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for August 3, 2017
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 31, 2017
Protect Yourself and Your Family: Get Vaccinated!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a good time to remind residents that we all need shots to help protect us from serious diseases; they’re not just for kids!
July 25, 2017
RCDOH Celebrates Grand Opening of First Baby Café in Rockland & the Hudson Valley Region
Grand opening events will be on Tuesday, August 15th at the Baby Café located at the WIC office in Spring Valley, at 14 South Main Street
July 19, 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for July 20, 2017
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 19, 2017
This Summer Be Tick-Free to Prevent Tick-Borne Illnesses
A bite from an infected deer tick can cause Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. As you spend time outside this summer, be sure to protect yourself from tick bites.
July 18, 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for July 19, 2017
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
July 18, 2017
Have Fun This Summer, With Water Safety In Mind
In NYS, drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children of all age groups. Children, ages one through four years old, are especially at risk
July 12, 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for July 13, 2017
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
June 30, 2017
West Nile Virus Detected In Rockland County Mosquitoes
First pool (group) of mosquitoes to test positive this season for West Nile Virus in Rockland County
June 22, 2017
Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets on Sunday, July 9, 2017
From 10 AM until 1 PM at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, no appointment is needed
June 15, 2017
Local, In-Season, and Ready for Eating!
Shop for produce (and more!) at Rockland’s Farmers’ Markets
June 15, 2017
Get Tested For HIV: Take The Test, Take Control!
Testing is simple, easy, free, and confidential and the only way to know if you have HIV
June 12, 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for June 13, 2017
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
June 12, 2017
Keep Your Cool In The Heat: Forecast Calls For Hot, Humid Weather
Take simple steps to stay cool and help prevent heat-related illnesses
June 12, 2017
Calling All Men: Time to Take Important Steps Toward Good Health
Regular medical exams, preventive screenings, and healthy lifestyle choices can help men live happier, healthier, and longer lives
June 12, 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For June 12, 2017
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
June 1, 2017
Join Us On Free Guided Walks in June
Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the "great outdoors!"
May 25, 2017
Stay Healthy and Fit No Matter What Your Age
Being physically active can help you stay strong and fit enough to keep doing the things you like to do as you get older
May 24, 2017
Prevent Asthma Attacks at Home
Health Department's Healthy Neighborhood Program can help make your home a healthier place
May 22, 2017
Examine Your Skin - It Could Save Your Life!
Reminding residents that May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month - an ideal time to examine your skin - it could save your life!
May 19, 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For May 19, 2017
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
May 17, 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For May 18, 2017
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
May 17, 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued for May 17, 2017
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone
May 11, 2017
Health Department Announces Annual Mosquito Control Treatment Of Catch Basins And Storm Drains
The Health Department began treating catch basins and storm drains this week to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in the standing water inside of these structures. Work will continue throughout the County and will be completed by the end of the month.
May 3, 2017
Join Us On Free Guided Walks This Spring, Summer And Fall
Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the "great outdoors!" Join experienced Rockland County Trail Guides on free guided walks.
April 28, 2017
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
April 24, 2017
County Seeks Volunteers To Guide Visitors Through County Parks
Do you have a passion for nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to give back to your community? If so, become a volunteer Rockland County Trail Guide!
April 17, 2017
Get Children Vaccinated! Protect Their Health
Keep children up-to-date on all their vaccinations
April 14, 2017
Rockland County Mosquito Control Day Thursday April 20, 2017
Get free mosquito control products and speak to the experts
April 14, 2017
Know The Facts About Sexually Transmitted Infections
April is STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) Awareness Month
April 7, 2017
April 3, 2017
Health Department Offers Free Mosquito Control Products
Helps County residents reduce the number of mosquitoes on their property
March 31, 2017
March 30, 2017
Get Mosquitoes to BUZZ Off!
With the warmer weather of spring comes the official start of mosquito season in our area
March 29, 2017
Rockland Ranked Second Healthiest County In NYS
Annual County Health Rankings report released today
March 20, 2017
Shop Healthy Rockland!
And get a free, reusable grocery bag
March 20, 2017
Know The Facts About TB (Tuberculosis)
March 24 is World TB Day, a perfect time to raise awareness about TB, and the Health Department's TB clinics
March 17, 2017
March 9, 2017
Know Your HIV Status: Get Tested!
It's the only way to know for sure whether you are infected with HIV
March 7, 2017
Time To Change Your Clocks And Check Your Emergency Supply Kit
Change your clocks when Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 12th, and take time to check your emergency supply kit
March 6, 2017
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
We'll lose an hour of sleep when we set our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 12th - but are you losing sleep on other nights as well?
March 1, 2017
February 28, 2017
February 27, 2017
Sign Up Now For Better Choices, Better Health
Health Department’s free six-session workshop series for those with a chronic health condition
February 14, 2017
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 8, 2017
Health Department Offers Snow And Cold Weather Safety Tips
Take common sense steps to protect your health and safety
January 31, 2017
County Announces Results Of Recent Well-Water Testing
This testing was part of the New York State Water Quality Rapid Response Team's state-wide efforts
January 30, 2017
Rockland Wins $1.2 Million Grant To Encourage Breastfeeding
This grant will enable us to work with our community partners to make both practical and policy changes that makes it easier for women to breastfeed
January 24, 2017
Protect Yourself And Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide (known as the 'silent killer' since you can't see it, smell it, or taste it) can come from anything that burns fuels, especially if it is not used or vented in the right way
January 18, 2017
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 18, 2017
Get Screened For Cervical Cancer
Start the year off right and contact your health care provider to make sure you are up-to-date with your cervical cancer screening