This office is responsible for communicating information to the general public on a wide variety of public health issues and is the department’s point-of-contact for the mass media.
Call 585 753-5106 for more information.
This office prepares various types of statistical reports and assists in conducting special studies such as the Monroe County Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Call 585 753-5331 for information or to request data on a specific health topic.
The Monroe County Health Department conducts periodic surveys of health behavior among young people and adults to guide its efforts to improve the community’s health. Report cards produced through HEALTH ACTION are also included here.
The Monroe County Department of Public Health in collaboration with the University of Rochester has developed a resource guide that contains information on over 20 local programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
In addition, the guide has a brochure containing information on programs that can help improve access to nutritious foods for families.
HEALTH ACTION, Priorities for Monroe County, began in 1995 when the Director of the Monroe County Health Department convened a group of community partners to develop a plan to improve the health of Monroe County residents. The HEALTH ACTION Steering Committee is composed of individuals from community organizations representing business, education and health care.
Current member agencies include:
The goal of HEALTH ACTION is to improve the health of the citizens of Monroe County by aligning community resources to focus on selected priorities for action. HEALTH ACTION facilitates collaboration and cooperation among providers, agencies and businesses to benefit the community by concentrating resources where they are most likely to impact health status. A healthy community is one in which the objective measures of health status are at optimal levels and when there exists a commitment to health at all levels of the community. This commitment is required to institutionalize a continuous improvement effort, as illustrated here:
Health “report cards” are available from the list above for five focus areas: Maternal/Child Health, Adolescent Health, Adult Health, Older Adult Health and Environmental Health. Through a community process led by the Board of Health, two priorities for action were selected from the goals on each report card. HEALTH ACTION partnerships address each of these priorities for action with secondary data analysis, and development, implementation and evaluation of interventions.
HEALTH ACTION—established 10 years ago to improve the health of Monroe County residents—notes numerous health improvements.
Read the current HEALTH ACTION newsletter.
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