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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Chautauqua County Health Officials Urge Rabies Prevention

Rabies Prevention

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has received numerous reports of concern over possible rabid acting animals. Many of these animals may not have rabies at all but may be in the final stages of the distemper. ...

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Additional info about rabies. Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Chautauqua County Teams Up with USDA to Fill Picnic Baskets with Food Safety

Luensman Overlook Park

Pictured, Luensman Overlook Park in Portland, N.Y.

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - Memorial Day kicked off the official start of summer. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture remind individuals to prevent fo...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

veterinarian administering a vaccination

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

•    Saturday, June 8, 2019 from ...

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Additional Info... Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Board of Health Meeting Rescheduled

Board of Health Logo

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: --The Chautauqua County Board of Health meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2019 has been cancelled.  The meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Fredonia Water Voted Best Tasting in Chautauqua County

Annual Drinking Water Contest

 

Mayville, N.Y.:--  Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Director Christine Schuyler congratulates the Village of Fredonia for being the winner of the 26th annual Water Tasting Contest held at Chautauqua Mall on Satu...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: May 3, 2019

26th Annual Drinking Water Contest to be Held May 11

2018 Water Tasting Contest

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- Who will earn the title of Best Tasting Drinking Water in Chautauqua County for 2019?  This will be decided on Saturday, May 11 at Chautauqua Mall when drinking water from municipal water systems across the county will ...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: May 3, 2019

10th Community Baby Shower Set for May 29

Community Baby Shower

 

Photo Caption:  Local service providers and agencies will share baby-related information with attendees at the Dunkirk Community Baby Shower.

 

DUNKIRK, N.Y.: - Expectant and new mothers in Chautauqua County are warmly i...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Chautauqua County Board of Health to Meet on May 16

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MAYVILLE, N.Y.: --The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 7 N. Erie St. in Mayville. 

Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend t...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: April 30, 2019

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

veterinarian administering a vaccination

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

•    Saturday, May 4, 20...

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Additional Info... Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

ACES

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – Chautauqua County joins New York State in marking April 30th as a day to bring awareness to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 

A 1998 study from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente is le...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Rabid Raccoon Attack

Rabid Raccoon

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – The Environmental Health Unit of the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Humans Services received word today that the first rabid animal of 2019 has been confirmed in the County.   A youth turkey hunter was at...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Child Abuse Prevention, It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference

Pinwheels for Prevention Event in Jamestown

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:- The month of April is devoted to celebrating everything we can do to transform our communities into places that care about and actively support families and children. The Pinwheels for Prevention movement is based upon the belief that we ...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: March 19, 2019

2019 County Health Rankings

2019 County Health Ranking Map

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – Among 62 New York State counties, Chautauqua ranks 59 in the category of Health Outcomes and 55 in the category of Health Factors, according to a report released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Instit...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Chautauqua County Board of Health to Meet on March 21

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MAYVILLE, N.Y.: --The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 7 N. Erie St. in Mayville.  Anyone seeking further information or wishing to atten...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: February 22, 2019

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

veterinarian administering a vaccination

 

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:  

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5 to 7 p....
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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Prevent Frostbite and Hypothermia

frost-bite

Mayville, NY- The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Chautauqua County beginning Wednesday evening (January 30) through Thursday morning (January 31). Strong winds and bitterly cold temperatures will combine to produce dangerousl...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: January 28, 2019

ODMAP Peer Response Partnership to Begin Pilot in Jamestown

1-24-19 ODMAP Photo

Mayville, N.Y.: - There’s a new effort underway in Chautauqua County to respond to non-fatal overdose events with support and resources for recovery.

A true collaborative effort has led to the development of a program which will connect people wh...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Health Partners Request Participation in Community Health Survey

Mayville, N.Y.: - The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is conducting a community health assessment to identify and address the most pressing public health needs of Chautauqua County.

County residents are encouraged to participate i...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Foster Parents Needed in Chautauqua County

FP-Open-House-PR

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Home Finding Team will offer a Foster Parent Open House on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m.  The event will take place at the Cassadaga campus of Park Unit...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

DHHS Announces Final Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic for 2018

veterinarian administering a vaccination

Pictured, a veterinarian administering a vaccination.

 

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced its final 2018 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic will be held on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

West Nile Virus Precautions

Bug Spray

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has received confirmation from the New York State Department of Health Arbovirology Laboratory of the detection of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the county. Two mosquito pools, col...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Cause and Consequence: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child

Cause and Consequence event

Pictured above, Ira Chasnoff, M.D, who will be the guest speaker for the Cause and Consequence event; and the event planning committee, which includes back row: Cathy Burgess, RNS4, Chautauqua County DHHS Matenal Child Health Program Manager; Annie Rosent...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Board of Health to Hold Meeting on Oct. 18

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The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room in Mayville. Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend this meeting should call the Public Hea...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: August 31, 2018

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

veterinarian administering a vaccination

 

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

 

  • Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 from 1 &ndas...
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Additional Info... Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Foodborne Illness Investigation Continues

Chautauqua County Seal

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has received many calls in response to the press release issued Thursday afternoon, August 23, regarding cases of illness potentially associated with the McDonald’s ...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Joint Statement from NYS DOH & Co. DOH Regarding Investigation at Jamestown Fast Food Establishment

Chautauqua County Seal

MAYVILLE, NY - The New York State Department of Health, working collaboratively with the Chautauqua County Health Department, is investigating reports of multiple illnesses potentially associated with the McDonald’s at 2803 N. Main Street Extens...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Chautauqua County Harmful Algal Bloom Update

Harmful Algal Blooms

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – Monitoring and sampling efforts for harmful algal blooms or HABs are ongoing at affected lakes in Chautauqua County.

  • Chautauqua Lake – Widespread harmful algal blooms have been confirmed in the South Basin and...
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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Foster Parents Needed in Chautauqua County

Foster Child

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Home Finding Team will offer a Foster Parent Open House on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m.  The event will take place at the Cassadaga campus of Park Unite...

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Additional Info... Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: July 26, 2018

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

veterinarian administering a vaccination

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the ...
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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Harmful Algal Bloom Update

Harmful Algal Blooms

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services continues its  monitoring and sampling efforts to evaluate the occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Chautauqua County lakes. Current findings show:

  • C...
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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Changes Are Coming to Long Term Care Medicaid for Residents in Nursing Homes

Elderly woman in wheel chair

JAMESTOWN, N.Y.:--Medicaid is a federal, state and local governmental public assistance program that pays for health care services for those with low incomes or very high medical bills relative to their income and assets.  New York State is the o...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS)

Harmful Algal Blooms

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Public Health Division of the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) urges all Chautauqua County residents and visitors to educate themselves about Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and to be cautious when swim...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Beat the Heat

Heat-related Illnesses

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – Heat related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this, over 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. For the next few days, Chautauqua County will be in the grips of extreme heat - summertime tempe...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Board of Health to Meet July 19

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MAYVILLE, N.Y.:--The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room in Mayville.  Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend this meeting ...

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Health & Human Services Department
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Mini- Grants Available for Pedestrian Improvements

walkers

Photo caption: Area walking group participants get out to walk in any weather. The Our Community Walks mini-grants are being offered to help municipalities improve walkability, while encouraging residents to get out and walk more.

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - When it...

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