Public Health & Mental Health

Public Health departments promote and protect the health of all who live, work, and play in counties throughout New York. Counties provide direct services and community partnerships in the following areas: development and maintenance of individual and community preparedness for public health hazards and events; investigation, prevention, and control of communicable diseases; prevention of environmental health hazards through assessment, regulation, and remediation; promotion of healthy lifestyles through outreach and education; and provision for evaluation and services to individuals, children, and families that have developmental delays and concerns.

NYSAC White Papers and Reports

Drinking Water Quality & Infrastructure

Battling the Heroin & Opioid Epidemic

Public Health Issues

Recent Public Health/Mental Health Resolutions

September 2018

January 2018

  1. Resolution Calling on the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the Governor to Provide State Funding to Support the Treatment and Transition Services to Individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Who are Incarcerated in County Jails 
  2. Resolution Supporting an End to Administrative Funding Cuts, an Increase in the Base Grant, Per Capita Rate, and State Aid Formula that Constitute Article 6 State Aid Reimbursement for Mandated General Public Health Work Undertaken by Local Health Departments as Population Health Partners of New York State 
  3. Resolution Calling on the Office of Mental Health and the Governor to Ensure Long Term Viability to OMH Funded Housing Programs for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness Through Support of the “Bring It Home” Initiative