Prevention Agenda - County Strategies and Partners Matrix - Ulster County

Priority Area Collaborating Hospitals Collaborating Counties Specific Focus Area Strategies and/or Interventions Partners
Access to Quality Health Care      
  1. Increase knowledge about benefits of proper dental practices via in-services lectures, health fairs, education at WIC clinics, prenatal and postpartum public health visits education and care.
  2. Raise public awareness about free HIV/STD testing offered by county HIV/STD clinic and Planned Parenthood and use local media, health fairs and marketing tools to raise awareness about the clinics.
  3. Provide free anonymous and confidential HIV testing in addition to STD testing and treatment.
  4. Provide information to a minimum of 500 children and adults about facilitated enrollment in public insurance programs including discount prescription drug programs. Offer presentations, health fairs and NYSDOH publications upon request.
  5. Increase number of people that receive influenza and pneumonia immunizations through Ulster County public health clinics and from their medical homes.
  6. Conduct media campaigns that promote the importance of getting immunizations and promote flu clinics held in communities throughout the county.
  • New York Medical College of Public Health
  • Hudson Valley Regional Officers Network (HVRON)
Physical Activity and Nutrition      
  1. Educate 2,500 youths and adults annually on obesity prevention strategies, including promoting healthy snack policies, reducing fast food consumption, and understanding calories at fast food chains.
  2. Disseminate information on obesity prevention and awareness and provide incentives to promote physical activity.
  3. Educate 2,500 youths and adults annually on the benefits of reducing recreational screen time.
  4. Conduct media campaign utilizing various media outlets including the Health Department's website.
  5. Reduce sedentary lifestyles for injury prevention and heart health for 80 senior citizens through a sustainable program of stretch-band exercise at eight sites in Ulster County. Participation helps them to maintain or improve balance and coordination, and maintain or improve range of motion and flexibility.
  6. Educate 300 youths and adults annually on diabetes prevention and control.
  7. Disseminate information about diabetes prevention and control.
  • Community Heart Health Coalition
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School nurses and health education teachers
  • Media
  • Office for the Aging
Tobacco Use      
  1. Educate more than 150 youths and adults annually on the benefits of tobacco use prevention and cessation. Utilize APRIL aging technology and promote NYS Smokers' Quitline.
  2. Provide smoking cessation classes to a minimum of 10 participants annually. A minimum of four sessions per program on smoking cessation techniques will be offered twice a year. In addition, the NYS Smokers Quitline will be promoted.
  3. Conduct media campaign using various media outlets to encourage individuals who use tobacco products to quit and discourage those who do not use tobacco products from ever starting, reaching at least 2,500 people.
  4. Educate at least 2,000 youths and adults to recognize the advertising techniques of "Big Tobacco" companies in recruiting new smokers through community and school presentations.
  5. By December 2013, a minimum of 4 school districts will participate in a tobacco use and risk behavior survey. Administer survey to all students in grades 6-12 to determine tobacco-use status and frequency, attitudes about tobacco and perceived risk of tobacco use.
  • Tobacco-Free Action Coalition
  • Tri-County Cessation
  • Prevention connections
  • Independent consultants