New York State Honors Health Department Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

COUNTY PRESS RELEASE 

Pomona, NY – In recognition of their outstanding commitment to public health, the Rockland County Department of Health Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention was recently awarded the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Public Health Works! Honor Roll Award.  The Honor Roll recognizes the outstanding workers that keep New Yorkers healthy.  The Division was nominated for this award based on their dedication to the field of public health and commitment to addressing chronic disease in the community.

“Especially now, during National Public Health Week, I value the Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention’s expertise and commitment to making Rockland a healthier county for all.  I’m proud of their dedication and commitment to public health and to our residents,” said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland County Commissioner of Health.

The Division offers a variety of programs, presentations, and educational materials, and works collaboratively with worksites, and community and faith-based organizations, to develop plans and actions to promote the overall health of the community and prevent disease.  For more information, call the Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention at (845) 364-2501 or visit the Health Department website at www.rocklandgov.com/health.

For more information about the NYSDOH Public Health Works! Honor Roll Award visit www.health.ny.gov/prevention/public_health_works/honor_roll/.  To learn more about National Public Health Week visit www.nphw.org.