The Albany County Department of Health strives to protect and promote the health of individuals, families, communities and our environment. We work with many other community partners to offer a variety of programs and services to achieve our mission:
Prevent communicable and chronic diseases, injuries, and disabilities;
Protect against environmental hazards that threaten health and safety; and
Promote the health and development of infants and children and the wellness of our citizens and our communities.
I encourage you to browse this web site to get more information about the programs and services that we provide. We have a dedicated staff of public health and administrative professionals who are committed to enhancing the health of the Albany County community. Our programs affect everyone who lives in our neighborhoods, eats in our restaurants, works, plays, or even visits us in Albany County! Please call upon our department if we can provide additional information or be of assistance to you.
Albany County's Department of Health and Cohoes Police are working together to alert residents in the Jefferson Avenue/Lansing Park area of Cohoes to be on the lookout for stray animals acting strangely. This comes after a woman was bitten March 1 by a grey fox that is potentially rabid.
New rankings on county health show that Albany County is among the healthiest in the state.
Trans Fat Eliminated from County Restaurants
The use of artificial trans fats in local restaurants and other food service establishments in Albany County was eliminated in 2009. Limiting overall fat intake and eliminating trans fat is part of a heart healthy diet.
CHECK YOUR RISK FOR GETTING TYPE 2 DIABETES
Take a moment to learn your risk for type 2 diabetes and how you can prevent it.
Answering these 7 questions can predict whether you are at risk.
If you do have a high risk of developing diabetes, talk to your health care provider about getting tested and making changes to eat more healthfully and add more physical activity to your routine.
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