Tag Archives: Community Partnerships

Tell Us What You Think About the Health of Our Community

Every three years, the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) performs a community health assessment and improvement plan. An important part of this process is a Community Health Survey to get feedback from you Onondaga County residents about health issues that matter to them. These thoughts on the health of our community will be used to… Read more >

Film Students Team Up with the Health Department to Promote Safe Sleep for Infants

By Lisa GreenMills, Program Coordinator, Syracuse Healthy Start and Kara Verbanic, Public Health Educator Finding out you’re pregnant can be life-changing news, and along with all the congratulations and well wishes from family and friends, new parents also get bombarded with plenty of unsolicited advice! It can range from helpful, to mildly amusing, to outright… Read more >

The Pink Shawl Initiative: A Story of Joining Together for Breast Cancer Screening

By Emily Young, Public Health Educator For many years, the Cancer Services Program (CSP) has collaborated with the Onondaga Nation to screen local Native American women for breast cancer. This partnership has grown and evolved in many ways over the years. It is true that breast cancer rates do tend to be lower in American… Read more >

Community Partners Collaborate to Promote Kids on the Move and Healthy Eating

Did you know that obesity rates of children in kindergarten through 2nd grade rise during the summer months? A couple of reasons for this include not eating healthy and being less physically active. On July 21, 2017, the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) teamed up with the Syracuse City School District’s Summer Food Service Program… Read more >

STDs: You Don’t Always See the Signs

By Melanie Drotar, Public Information Specialist and Karyn Johnson, Public Health Educator The Onondaga County Health Department recently collaborated with students at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University on a video public service announcement (PSA) project. It was a perfect partnership: students produced these videos for course credit while gaining real world… Read more >

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 >