Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. Follow Lewis County Public Health on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for tips on how to keep your heart healthy.
Flu vaccine is currently available at Public Health. Anyone 6 months of age and older should have a flu shot annually. Public Health holds a clinic every Tuesday from 9:00am to 10:30am and the first Wednesday of the month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We also do flu shots by appointment. Don't have insurance? We have free flu vaccine for children and adults who do not have insurance or whose insurance will not cover the vaccine. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 376-5453.
Lewis County Public Health is excited to announce the new Take Charge with Diabetes Program, a health education program designed to complement and enhance medical treatment and Diabetes management. This is a 6 session program where participants will learn techniques to handle fatigue, stress, pain and the emotions of Diabetes. Participants will also learn appropriate exercise for their condition, healthy eating and monitoring, skin and foot care, and appropriate use of medciation. For more information on the program call Lewis County Public Health at (315)-376-5453
Lewis County Public Health is excited to announce the new NYS Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) , a proven way to prevent diabetes in people who have prediabetes or are at risk for diabetes, by making small lifestyle changes. The DPP meets in a small group for just one hour every week for 16 weeks. Trained lifestyle coaches leads the weekly sessions to help you improve your food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes.To find out more information call LCPH at (315) 376-5453.
Do you want to be part of a strong, healthy, and prepared community? Join the Central New York Medical Reserve Corps (CNYMRC) today. The CNYMRC is a group of professional volunteers willing to assist communities during public health emergencies, such as pandemic illness, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism. The volunteers are potential responders who have been credentialed and trained in advance. The CNYMRC serves the following counties Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, and Tompkins. To learn more or to join the CNYMRC click here.