We offer programs and services to help all Rockland children and youth grow, develop and be healthy:
Breastfeeding Promotion & Support Program provides breastfeeding counseling, presentations, support groups, and guidance for employers on establishing a worksite lactation program.
Child Immunization Clinic provides immunizations (shots, vaccines) for common childhood diseases for children/adolescents in elementary through high school.
Child Injury Prevention Program offers a variety of presentations, educational materials and safety events for parents, caregivers and children.
Children With Special Needs Programs include the Physically Handicapped Children's Program, Early Intervention, and Committee on Preschool Special Education.
Flu Clinic provides flu vaccines to people ages nine and older, and is usually held September - January.
Health Insurance Program helps eligible residents enroll in free or low-cost health insurance programs sponsored by New York State, such as Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and health insurance for pregnant women.
Immunization Program: We offer many clinics where residents of all ages can get the immunizations (shots, vaccines) you need to protect yourself and others from serious diseases and infections. We also can help you find reliable information on immunizations.
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program monitors the blood lead levels of children ages six months to 18 years. The program also provides support, referrals and resource materials about lead poisoning to Rockland County residents, including families, health professionals and home improvement professionals.
NAPSACC Program (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care): This program, funded by the New York State Department of Health's Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play grant, took place from January 2011 - March 2015 in 21 child care sites in Rockland County. The goal was to work together to improve their nutrition and physical activity environments, including policies and practices, to help prevent obesity in pre-schoolers (ages 2-5 years) at a time when their eating and physical activity habits are being formed. Childcare programs have an opportunity to set the groundwork for healthy habits for a lifetime. It's important for parents consider this when choosing a childcare or nursery school program. Ask to see the day's schedule, find out how the program incorporates physical activity time, ask about what the children eat and drink, and find out how much time, if any, are children exposed to screen time and media. Read the evaluation report and success story to learn more.
Nutrition: Looking for information about good nutrition, healthier cooking, weight loss, family meal, sugar-sweetened beverages, or where to find better food choices in your community? Then you've come to the right place! We can help you and your family find, prepare, and share healthier food (and beverage) choices.
Reality Check is a youth-led anti-tobacco movement that focuses on exposing the truth about tobacco and the manipulative marketing practices that the tobacco industry uses to target teens.
School Health Program works to improve access to physical activity and better nutrition in Rockland County schools.
WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a free nutrition program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and for children under the age of five. Participants who qualify based on financial need receive vouchers (checks) to purchase supplemental, nutritious foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, juice and cereal.