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The purpose of the Community Member Health Assessment Survey is to get
your opinion about health issues that are important in your community.
Together, the County Departments of Health and hospitals throughout Long Island will use the results of this
survey and other information to help target health programs in your community.
The survey is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Polish and in large print.
Please complete only ONE survey per adult (18 years and over). Your responses are anonymous. Thank you for your participation!
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Mill Pond in Southampton. Due to this finding, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area.
County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken, MD, MPH, invite mature residents to attend workshops focused on preventing falls. The programs aim to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life.
According to Commissioner of Health James Tomarken, MD, MPH, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose and throat.