Public Health Department
Public Health Director
Ph: (315) 386-2325
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
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.
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:
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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: