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Health News

Diabetes Self-Management Education Seminar

  • 11 April 2014
  • Number of views: 473
  • Categories: Health

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services in collaboration with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is offering a free course on managing diabetes.

Free Fitness Classes for Mature Residents

  • 11 April 2014
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  • Categories: Health

County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken, MD, invite mature residents to attend workshops focused on falls prevention. The programs aim to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life.

County Executive Bellone Asks “Do You Know…What Your Health Department is Up To?”

  • 8 April 2014
  • Number of views: 477
  • Categories: Health

(Hauppauge, NY-April 8, 2014)  Suffolk County has joined New York State and hundreds of communities throughout the nation in observing National Public Health Week, April 7 -13.    This week -- as New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH states, “promotes the key components of the state’s Prevention Agenda 2013-2017.”  County Executive Steve Bellone calls attention to some of Suffolk County’s programs that help to protect and improve community health and quality of life.

Suffolk County Observes World Tuberculosis Day, March 24th

  • 24 March 2014
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  • Categories: Health
Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) marks March 24th as World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacteria M. tuberculosis

The Open Meetings or “Sunshine” laws of New York State and Suffolk County

  • 7 March 2014
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  • Categories: Health

The Open Meetings or “Sunshine” laws of New York State and Suffolk County give the public the right to attend meetings of public bodies, listen to the debates and watch the decision-making process in action. The laws also require that notice of the time and place of all meetings be given prior to every meeting. 


Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901