The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) honored the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) at their 2014 Annual Conference for implementing programs that demonstrate exemplary qualities in response to local public health needs. The Environmental Health Residential Development Protection Program was one of 22 local health department programs across the nation to receive NACCHO’s prestigious Model Practice Award. NCDOH’s Bureau of Minority Health was also honored with a Promising Practice Award for an initiative to implement dietary changes in communities at high risk for obesity and chronic diseases due to poor dietary habits.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano. Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein and North Shore-LIJ Health System invite residents to attend a free Health, Fitness, & Sports Expo on Saturday, August 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mitchel Field Athletic Complex, located at 1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale.
As the warm weather and the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind residents that while warm weather is a perfect time to barbecue, enjoy outdoor dining and go on picnics, it also presents opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. Temperature and time, as well as personal hygiene, are critical factors that can lead to foodborne diseases. To protect yourself, your family and friends from foodborne diseases, Nassau County Department of Health recommends the following:
In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week which is December 8th-14th, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind residents that it is not too late to get a flu shot.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Department of Health join Safe Kids Nassau County in promoting pedestrian safety awareness this Halloween. With the days getting shorter, children are likely to be trick-or-treating in the dark when it is harder for drivers to see them and the excitement of the holiday can make everyone less cautious. A Safe Kids 2011 study revealed that only one third of parents talk to their children yearly about Halloween safety. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, twice as many children are killed in pedestrian/vehicle incidents on Halloween between 4-10 pm as compared to the same hours on other days throughout the year.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced and congratulated the Department of Health on being selected as a host site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2013 Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). The Department of Health successfully applied for, and was awarded four Public Health Associates out of the 150 awarded nationally. PHAP is a competitive, two year paid fellowship within the CDC, which allows recently graduated public health professionals to gain broad experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs. Nassau County Department of Health has been awarded this prestigious opportunity three times in the four year history of the program, and has been invited to host 6 associates in total.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) honored Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) at their 2013 Annual Conference for implementing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable qualities in response to local public health need. Each of the 38 innovative projects to receive this national award was reviewed by a committee of peers (other local health department professionals) and selected from a group of 101 applications.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein today announced the availability of tetanus vaccine to emergency responders. With the potential for emergency responders to suffer cuts or deep wounds during cleanup in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, the Department of Health today issued advice on guarding against tetanus bacterial infection.