Public Health


Mission Statement:

To improve health by providing quality, preventive health programs and services to our residents in collaboration with community partners. Together we encourage healthy lifestyles, prevent disease, and promote safe, healthy environments where we live, work and play in Seneca County.


To create healthy communities and safe environments for all generations.

Families who received Early Intervention or Preschool Services –

As of today March 17, 2020 through minimally April 13,2020, all home and center based Early Intervention and Preschool services (therapy, evaluations and home visits) are temporarily suspended in Seneca County due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19). 

Any evaluations or home visits that were scheduled during this time will be rescheduled once it is safe for everyone to partake in these activities. If you have questions during this time, your service coordinator is still available to you.

CDC’s  Did You Know? 

Is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities.

Early Intervention Program

With the following statement The Seneca County Health Department’s CHA/CHIP staff and our Healthcare and Regional Partners at Finger Lakes Health, the S2AY Rural Health Network and Common Ground Health have been working hard to develop our latest Seneca County Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The full assessment, which includes survey results from our “My Health Story” survey as well as our plan to help improve health in Seneca County can be found below.

Latest posts:

Get the latest food inspection results for restaurants, school cafeterias, snack bars, and other food establishments in Seneca County at the below link.

National Public Health Week Video

Creating the healthiest nation starts with me!

Despite what we often hear and read, Americans are not the healthiest people in the world.  In the U.S. we spend more on health care but live shorter lives and suffer more health issues than our peers in other high income countries.

To create the healthiest nation, we all need to start by pledging to take two steps:

Creating a healthy me

We promise to eat well, exercise and get regular checkups.  We will make healthy choices that improve our health and set an example for our family and friends.

Creating a healthy we

We recognize that there is a complex web of social and environmental factors that affect everyone’s health and limit the ability for many people to make healthy choices. Today we join the Generation Public Health movement to demand that our leaders consider these factors in all their decisions so that all people and all communities have the opportunity for a long, healthy life.

It is only when we come together that we are strong enough to create the healthiest nation in one generation.

We are Generation Public Health.

Take the pledge today. 

Chronic Disease Prevention

Seneca County Local Motion Map

Looking for fun, family oriented opportunities for physical activity? The Local Motion Map identifies outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities, many of which are free and open to the public. The Local Motion Map is brought to you through generous support from Seneca Cornell Cooperative Extension, Finger Lakes Health, and the Seneca County Department of Health.

Seneca County Step Up Program 2015

NYCC Step Up Questions

Step Up Seneca Referral Form

Community Health Assessment

Seneca County Community Health Assessment 2016-2018 [pdf]

Seneca County Community Health Improvement Plan [pdf]

Lead Poisoning Information and Prevention [pdf]

The Seneca County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides lead poisoning testing for children. Free lead poisoning prevention education and materials are available for families, the community and medical professionals.