The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $100 million to national, state, and local organizations to prevent diseases and to improve the health in communities across the nation. The funding will be made through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) in the form of its expanded Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program, which will support neighborhoods, towns, and small communities with populations of less than 500,000. These new awards will implement strategies to reduce chronic diseases, by making healthy living easier for all people, especially those hardest hit by these diseases.
Bats can be found in areas throughout the state. You may think you see birds around dusk but it’s more likely that they are bats searching for bugs to eat, especially if your home is near a water source. Keeping bats out of your home is a good first step to protect yourself against rabies. “Most bats are healthy and contribute to our environment in many ways, particularly by controlling insects. However, on average, 1% of bats are infected with rabies.
VACANCY: Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within Cattaraugus County Department of Health.
Per NYS DOH Commissioner's order prohibiting sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana, see attached documents below for more information including the Commissioner's Summary of Action and fact sheets for the public.
The sale of synthetic marijuana products in New York State is to cease immediately per NYS Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
The order states, "synthetic cannabinoids have been linked to severe adverse reactions, including death and acute renal failure, and commonly cause: tachycardia (increased heart rate); paranoid behavior, agitation and irritability; nausea and vomiting; confusion; drowsiness; headache; hypertension; electrolyte abnormalities; seizures; and syncope (loss of consciousness).
Residents & Visitors of Cattaraugus County please be aware of a new local law about electronic cigarettes and herbal cigarettes.
View the local law at Local Law Regulating Electronic Cigarettes & Herbal Cigarettes
LOCAL LAW NUMBER 16 -2011 COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS, NEW YORK
Pursuant to Article 13F of the Public Health Law.
A LOCAL LAW REGULATING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ("E-CIGARETTES") AND HERBAL CIGARETTES.
See the following PDF for more information on this local law regarding Electronic cigaretts and herbal cigarettes.
Two guides for homeowners dealing radon issues are available for download below. These guides were produced by the Environmental Protection Agency.