The Columbia County Department of Health (CCDOH), the county’s local health department, is dedicated to the protection and promotion of the health of the residents of Columbia County. CCDOH provides many important programs and services to community members.
CCDOH is mandated by the State of New York, derives public health authority through State public health law, and is governed by the county Board of Health. The Department of Health is led by the Public Health Director who is responsible for safeguarding the public’s health. A Medical Director, Board of Health, Health Committee (of the County Board of Supervisors), Professional Advisory Committee, and multiple task force committees provide administrative guidance and consultation to CCDOH.
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Protecting, Promoting, and Preserving the Health and Well being of Columbia County, NY
Community Assessment Improvement Plan
The Columbia County Department of Health and its community partners have worked collaboratively to develop the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for 2016-2018. This CHA/CHIP summarizes county demographic and health data from a variety of sources and presents a community plan for making measurable improvements in the following health priority areas:
- Chronic Disease Prevention,
- Mental Health Promotion and Substance Abuse Prevention,
We are very excited to share the information with you (attached below). The plan will form the foundation of many community health improvement activities, which we hope will help the county to be a healthier, safer place to live, work, learn, and play. As the county implements its Community Health Improvement Plan, New York State is also implementing its Health Improvement Plan (also known as the Prevention Agenda for 2016-2018). We invite you to learn more about the state’s Prevention Agenda by visiting their website.
We encourage you to share the documents and information. We welcome your questions, suggestions, and participation in the improvement process. Please contact us at (518) 828-3358 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!