Public Health

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Programs that protect and improve the health of the population through comprehensive efforts at the community level to prevent, control and eradicate disease and disabilities; eliminate environmental health hazards; promote sanitary living conditions; and recognize, prevent and control conditions in the workplace that constitute health hazards or place workers at risk for accidents.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASE LABORATORYConducts surveillance of West Nile, Eastern Equine and Encephalitis Viruses and other mosquito born viruses. Monitors data of infection rates and mosquito populations throughout Suffolk County. Works with Vector Control in regard to mosquito control and viral response issues.SuffolkARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASE LABORATORYSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES-DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH
BUREAU OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTIONRegulates and provides public health protection in the areas of general sanitation, rabies control, temporary residences, radiation control and body art.SuffolkBUREAU OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTIONSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES-DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHResponsible for protecting the community from adverse health effects that may result from environmental pollution, unsanitary conditions or unsafe practices. Activities include backflow prevention, inspection and regulation of public beaches and swimming pools, information on beach openings and closings, inspections and monitoring of children's summer camps, demolition permits, monitors the quality of drinking water, conducts hearings on alleged violations of Public Health Laws, inspects food service establishments and investigates foodborne disease outbreaks, provides training for food service managers, responds to complaints regarding dog waste, garbage overflowing sewage and bird feeding, responds to heating complaints, regulates the removal or abandonment of fuel oil tanks, tests for lead exposure, investigates reports of animal bites and rodent complaints, inspects sewer connections/closures, controls the spread of mosquitoes, and inspects and provides sanitary control over motels and hotels. Call for more information.For recorded information on beach openings/closings in Nassau County call (516)227-9000.NassauDIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
HEALTH PROMOTION, SCREENING, AND CURRENT WELLNESS PROGRAMSOffers screenings for cancer, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other conditions. Prior to the flu season, physicians and nurses provide free flu inoculations for seniors, working in conjunction with the Nassau County Department of Health. Current Wellness Series are scheduled accordingly.NassauHEALTH PROMOTION, SCREENING, AND CURRENT WELLNESS PROGRAMSWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
LONG ISLAND REGIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES CENTERProvides training, resources, and technical assistance to all schools and community agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in all areas related to health and wellness. These areas include health curriculum, health services, violence prevention, nutrition, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, emotional health, parent and community involvement. The center also offers a health resource library with curricula, videos, health modules and guides available for loan to all school staff, parents, and community organizations.SuffolkLONG ISLAND REGIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES CENTERWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
MANAGED CARECoordinates the development of local Managed Care Plan to include community outreach and advisory group meetings. Recruits managed care providers,implements plan review, develop contracts and monitors provider operations. Processes and maintains enrollment of eligible recipients.NassauMANAGED CARENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-DIVISION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROLProtects the public from the spread of communicable diseases through education, surveillance, investigation, and intervention. Also maintains a 24 hour public health consultation service for reporting of notifiable diseases.NassauNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-DIVISION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROLNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-DIVISION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL
NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATIONAn affiliate of the American Public Health Association. Promotes health and illness prevention at a state and local level and assists organized efforts which promote better health. Works to influence policies at both federal and state levels. Offers an annual health-related conference and acts as a clearinghouse to affiliates. Call for more information.NassauNEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATIONNEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
PERSPECTIVES IN HEALTHProvides free community education programs. Meetings held at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Blvd., Mineola. For further information please call (516)663-2234.NassauPERSPECTIVES IN HEALTHWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
RECORDS ACCESS OFFICE LAWProvides disclosure of public records to ensure accountability to the public and to promote public participation in public health activities and decision making.RECORDS ACCESS OFFICE LAWNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH-SPEAKERS BUREAUProvides programs on reproductive health issues and related topics. Promotion of health and prevention of teenage pregnancy are its goal. Programs are prepared by health professionals. Topics include anatomy and physiology of the reproductive health system, dating relationships, decision making, female and male reproductive health, fetal alcohol syndrome, HIV/AIDS education, human growth and development, parent child communication, parenting myths and realities, parenting skills for parents and grandparents, pre-conception education, puberty education, reproductive health choices, self esteem, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse in pregnancy, teenage pregnancy-myths and realities, and women's health issues. Program available to community groups, schools, and health centers.SuffolkREPRODUCTIVE HEALTH-SPEAKERS BUREAUSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES-DIVISION OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE-HEALTH EDUCATION
SPEAKER'S BUREAUWinthrop's many healthcare experts are available to speak on healthcare issues at meetings of community, business, and other organizations and associations. A complete listing of available speakers may be obtained. Call for more information.NassauSPEAKER'S BUREAUWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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