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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

Board of Health Logo

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Jamestown Water Voted Best Tasting in Chautauqua County

2018 Water Tasting Contest

 

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Director Christine Schuyler congratulates the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities for being the winner of the 25th annual Water Tasting Contest held at Chautauqua Mall o...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

25th Annual Drinking Water Contest to be Held June 16

Water Contest

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- Who will earn the title of Best Tasting Drinking Water in Chautauqua County for 2018?  This will be decided on Saturday, June 16 at Chautauqua Mall when drinking water from municipal water systems across the county will compete ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Is Arthritis Keeping You From Living the Life You Want?

Walk with Ease Program Graduates-PR photo

Pictured, recent graduates of the Walk With Ease program held at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown give a thumbs up for the program.

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- June means warmer weather and increased outdoor physical activity - the perfect time to get active to pre...

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Posted on: June 5, 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, June 23, 2018 from 10...
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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Protect Against Ticks and Prevent Disease

remove tick

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – Tick populations are growing in Chautauqua County and the percentage of ticks that are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is also increasing. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pictured above, Pinwheels for Prevention ceremonies were held earlier this month in Jamestown, Dunkirk and Mayville in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Pictured above, the County Executive, Family Court Judges, law enforcement agencies from aro...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

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 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at the ...
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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Certified Food Handler Training for Food Service Establishments

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- All food service establishments permitted by the Public Health Director
are required to have a least one individual, who is in a position of managementor control involved in the routine operation of the establishment, complet...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Board of Health to Meet on April 19

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, April 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 should call the Public He...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

City of Dunkirk Water Emergency

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:  The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is requiring all City of Dunkirk water customers to boil their water before using and conserve water as much as possible.  Construction at the City of Dunkirk...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

2018 County Health Rankings

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – Among 62 New York State counties, Chautauqua ranks 58 in the category of Health Outcomes and 57 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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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Influenza Remains Widespread but is Decreasing

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – The week of March
3, 2018 marked the 13
th consecutive week of widespread influenzaactivity across New York State.  Although
still widespread, confirmed cases of influenza decreased by 53 ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Colorectal Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: — March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
and the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is urgingeveryone to talk to their doctor about testing options for colorectal cancer,
also referred to a...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

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:

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chautauqua...
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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Imminent Public Health Threat: Influenza

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – New York State Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, has authorized emergency assistance funding to counties as influenza (“flu”) diagnoses continue to increase in communities across the stat...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Residents Urged to be Prepared for Flooding

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- With Chautauqua County expected to receive heavy rain and rising temperatures this week, Chautauqua County officials are reminding residents to please be prepared for potential flooding. 

The National Weather Service in Buffalo h...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Board of Health Meets on Jan. 18

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018 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 this meeting should call...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Take Action Now to Stop Cervical Cancer

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – January is
Cervical Health Awareness Month and the Chautauqua County Cancer ServicesProgram (CSP) reminds us that there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer,
screening and HPV vaccination, and that free screenings are av...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Code Blue Warning

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:- Cold temperatures and frigid wind chills have prompted the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services to issue a Code Blue Warning for Chautauqua County. This warning is triggered when temperatures reach 32 degrees or lower...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Cold and Wind Chills are Very Dangerous

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from 8 p.m. this evening (January 4) through 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 6. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected to range from -20 ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

Influenza is Widespread

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - Influenza activity is widespread in Chautauqua County just as it is throughout the state and nation. On December 27, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory regarding the increased prevalence o...

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