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