Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310, Suite #2
Canton, New York 13617-1476

Public Health Director
Dana Olzenak McGuire, PT, PhD

Ph: (315) 386-2325
Fx: (315) 386-2203

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm


St. Lawrence County Public Health Department


Preventive Health


Preventive Health programs work to prevent disease transmission, encourage healthy habits, and promote the overall well-being of St. Lawrence County residents. We promote healthy lifestyle choices such as getting the proper amount of daily exercise and nutrition, avoiding the use of substances like tobacco and alcohol, scheduling a yearly checkup with a healthcare provider, and staying up to date on immunizations.


Exercise and Nutrition

Daily exercise and healthy eating can improve your overall health and prevent chronic disease, such as diabetes. Click on the following links to learn more about how you can make healthy choices regarding your physical activity and daily meals.




More links


Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco related illnesses are the number one cause of PREVENTABLE deaths in our country. To learn more about tobacco's effect on your health or explore resources for those quitting tobacco, click on the following links.





Perscription Drug Abuse

Drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than quadrupled since 1999 and are at an historic high. Currently, one hundred people die from drug overdoses every day in the United States. Enough prescription painkillers were sold in 2010 to medicate every American adult around the clock for a month. Rates of prescribing have declined in recent years, but rates of overdose remain much too high. In 2016, opioid overdoses killed 42,000 people--40% of whom overdosed on prescribed opioids. For more information regarding prescription drug abuse, follow these links:


  • NIH: Drugs of Abuse lists information on a variety of commonly abused drugs.
  • NIH: Opioid Overdose Crisis provides current statistics on the recent surge of opioid-related overdoses.
  • Opioid Epidemic in the United States is a comprehensive review of the opioid epidemic and where it is expected to go from here.
  • CDC: Rx Awareness is a campaign that strives to spread awareness about the dangerous and addictive nature of prescribed opioids.
  • Up and Away is a campaign to encourage the safe storage of all medications in the home to prevent the accidental consumption of drugs by children.




Learn about Health Care Reform
To better understand your options for healthcare coverage and the Health Reform Act, click the above link to the federal government's public information page.


CA-MRSA -Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus


Careful hand washing is the single most effective way to control the spread of CA-MRSA.

For More Information on CA-MRSA click on links below:






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