Category Archives: Blog Articles

Recognizing the Women of “Celebrating Survivors: A Traveling Road Show”

By Indu Gupta, Commissioner of Health Contributing Author: Jenny Dickinson, Cancer Services Program Coordinator On October 15th, the Onondaga County Cancer Services Program had the honor of thanking seven local breast cancer survivors for taking part in “Celebrating Survivors: A Traveling Roadshow”. The posters traveled over a 6 week period to 16 locations throughout Onondaga… Read more >

Moms: Are You Ready for Your New Beginnings?

By Indu Gupta, MD, MPH, Onondaga County Commissioner of Health Contributing Author: Lisa GreenMills, RN, MPH, Syracuse Healthy Start Project Director Let us take our focus to the time where the life begins. We all know that to have a healthy baby, the most important thing is a mother’s complete health- physical, emotional, and social… Read more >

What is Health?

By Indu Gupta, MD, MPH Onondaga County Health Commissioner Everyone uses the word “Health” every day irrespective of age, sex, gender, race, nationality, occupation, species, environment, and even in the context of non-living concept of money. So what is health? The answers vary. From healthy habits to the sense of relief that comes with being… Read more >


Welcome to the new Onondaga County Health Department blog! This is my first blog article as Commissioner of Health for Onondaga County. I am looking forward to connecting with you and sharing the latest public health information and updates on local health issues that matter to you. In this debut article, I would like to… Read more >