Epidemiology

We study the patterns of health and illness, and help to prevent their spread in the community by:

  • Monitoring communicable and chronic diseases in Rockland County
  • Maintaining statistical data and reports on health trends
  • Investigating disease outbreaks
  • Recommending strategies and methods to prevent disease occurrence
  • Maintaining community-wide disease surveillance with special emphasis on schools, hospitals and health institutions

Rockland County Community Health Assessment 2014-2017 was designed to provide the community with a summary document that includes health data, information on the County Health Department and other providers in the county's health care system, and identify local health system priorities for the four years from 2014 to 2017. The Community Health Assessment includes 5 areas:

  • Socio-Demographics, Disease, Morbidity, and Mortality Data
  • Local Health Unit Capacity
  • Local Health System and Community Capacity
  • Local Health Priorities
  • Opportunities for Action

Rockland County Community Health Improvement Plan 2016-2018  The Department of Health performed a data analysis with it's community partners during 2016 in order to prioritize prevention efforts to be conducted in Rockland through 2018. This document outlines work currently being done in the 2 main priority areas chosen: Prevent Chronic Disease, and Promote Healthy Women, Infants and Children.