News & Press Releases

Archived Press Releases by Year:
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06/27/2016 National HIV Testing Day PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
06/27/2016 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics FREE rabies vaccination clinics scheduled this year. Bring your cats, dogs, and ferrets to one of these locations.
06/24/2016 Rash of Rabid Animals in Erie County; Rabid Cat and Rabid Fox Expose Numerous Residents to Rabies Virus PRESS RELEASE  From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
06/21/2016 Sun Exposure Increases Skin Cancer Risk; Tanned Skin is NOT Healthy Skin!
06/08/2016 Alcohol and Teens—A Dangerous Combination; What Every Parent & Teen Should Know About Alcohol PRESS RELEASE  From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
06/07/2016 Community Conversations: Help Erie County Become Healthier We need your voice to identify & assess our community’s health concerns.
06/06/2016 Men's Health Month Health care services for men & boys
06/01/2016 Warm Weather Rabies Precautions - Do NOT Touch Wildlife! MEDIA RELEASE
05/27/2016 Swimming Safety Tips; This is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week PRESS RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
05/19/2016 Can You Recognize Stroke Symptoms? May is National Stroke Awareness Month PRESS RELEASE
05/18/2016 National Prevention Week National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.
05/13/2016 Hepatitis—Have You Been Tested? May is Hepatitis Awareness Month MEDIA RELEASE  From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein Date May 13, 2016
05/13/2016 2015 Sees Double the Opioid Overdoses; Fatalities Increase by 102% over 2014 Figures MEDIA RELEASE  From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
05/05/2016 Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Construction/Repair and Property Transfer Information The Erie County Department of Health handles inspections for onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). If you are in the process of constructing a new home in Erie County that needs an OWTS,...
05/05/2016 Say Yes Buffalo Students & employers work together to provide paid internships and mentoring opportunities
05/05/2016 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP) works to provide a broad adolescent health agenda with a focus on reducing teen pregnancy rates.
05/05/2016 Dispensing Naloxone via a Non-Patient Specific Prescription: The Role of the Community Pharmacist The State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education (SPPS) has partnered with the Harm Reduction Coalition and the Erie County Department of Health to offer a...
05/05/2016 Prevent Teen Pregnancy Quiz
05/05/2016 Opioids - Important Information Important information regarding programs and resources in Erie County.
05/04/2016 National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; Nationwide Effort to Educate Teens that “Sex has Consequences” MEDIA RELEASE From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein Date May 4, 2016
05/03/2016 Important Information for Patients of Dr. Gosy; Patients Advised to Seek Treatment from Primary Care Physicians MEDIA RELEASE  From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
05/02/2016 Opioid Epidemic Task Force: REAP Sign up to become an "Angel" to help guide opioid addicts on a path to recovery.
05/02/2016 Mental Health Month Mental health is one of your greatest assets. It helps you focus at work, overcome obstacles, get along with the people around you—and get well and stay well.
05/02/2016 Hepatitis Awareness Month Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. However, hepatitis is most often caused by a virus.