Every three to four years local health departments must conduct a community health assessment and develop a community health improvement plan with community partners. Preliminary data is being released from the community surveys completed in the summer of 2018 as well as from focus groups held with members of the community in the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019. A priority setting meeting was held in May 2019 and the committee responsible for selecting priorities and interventions for the community health assessment is diligently working to complete the health improvement plan. To view the preliminary data visit https://www.facebook.com/SenecaCountyHealth/.
The NYS DOH’s Bureau of Early Intervention has launched a new webpage. The webpage includes information about social-emotional development to help families and caregivers have a better understanding of their infant and/or toddler’s social-emotional development. In addition there is information regarding developmental milestones, guidance on how to promote social-emotional development in young children as well as information on what to do if a parent has concerns about their child’s social-emotional development.
If a parent or caregiver has concerns about their infant or toddler’s social-emotional development they can call their local health department’s Early Intervention Program. In Seneca County call (315) 539-1920.
The Seneca County Health Department is pleased to share the first edition of our newest way to communicate health news to our residents. The Seneca County Health News Fall 2018 newsletter is now available. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact us at (315) 539-1920 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy Volume 1, Edition 1. Newsletter Fall 2018
The Seneca County Health Department is advising residents to take the following steps to prevent health risk due to flooding. Press Release Preventing Health Risks from Flooding 8.21.18. For more information on health risks due to flooding contact the Seneca County Health Department at (315) 539-1920 or contact our Environmental Health Division at (315) 539-1945. Additional information can also be found on our social media page on Facebook @SenecaCountyHealth.
The Seneca County Health Department is recommending the following precautions be taken after flooding for homeowners whose primary source of drinking water is from a private well or spring.
• If your well has been covered by flood waters, even temporarily, you should consider it to be contaminated and not consume it or use it for any purpose until testing is completed
• Use bottled water.
• To obtain collection bottles and instructions for well water testing contact the following:
SENECA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 315-539-1945
WATERLOO WATER TREATMENT PLANT 315-585-9811
WATERLOO TOWN OFFICES 315-539-9131
ROMULUS TOWN HALL 607-869-9326
Your personal health story can help improve lives.
That’s the message that the Seneca County Health Department and Common Ground Health are sharing with residents. The online survey is now available thru July in both English and Spanish. To complete a survey go to MyHealthStory2018.com or to MiHistoriadeSalud2018.com.
If you find a bat in your house, wake up to a bat in your bedroom or you or your pets are exposed to a bat, call the health department. Testing the bat can help you avoid unnecessary rabies shots! For more information call (315) 539-1945.
Every three years, the New York State Department of Health requires local health departments to complete a comprehensive Community Health Assessment in collaboration with a local hospital(s).” Through this current process, the Seneca County Health Department partnered with Geneva General Hospital to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan and a Community Health Service Plan. Together these documents will guide the work of the local health department and its partners to address Seneca County’s priority health needs.
The health priorities identified during the health assessment process for Seneca County are: Hypertension, Obesity & Substance Abuse. An electronic version of the 2016-2018 Community Health Assessment for Seneca County is available here seneca-county-health-and-geneva-general-hospital-cha-2016-2018. A copy can also be obtained by calling our office at (315) 539-1920.
Get the latest food inspection results for restaurants, school cafeterias, snack bars, and other food establishments in your area at https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Food-Service-Establishment-Last Inspection/cnih-y5dw .
All restaurant inspections along with other inspection reports can be found on our Environmental Health Page.
Go to departments and click on Environmental Health to view all local inspection results.