Public Health in Practice

The New York State Department of Health aims to protect and improve the health of communities by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease, promoting healthy lifestyles for children and families, protecting against hazards in homes, work, communities and the environment, assuring high quality health care services, and preparing for and responding to emergencies. Explore the New York State Department of Health Web site to learn about the many essential services that the public health system and its employees provide

Public Health in the News