SCPHS was granted a Certificate of Approval to operate an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. The purpose of this program is to educate individuals on opioid overdose prevention by teaching attendees how to recognize an overdose, how to respond to a suspected overdose, how to administer Narcan, to provide a Narcan kit and/or N-CAP information, and related resources. This program does not constitute medical education for providers in terms of clinical certification.
Multiple positive COVID-19 cases have been associated with the Skeeter Creek music event at Frog Alley Brewery on November 25, 2020. If you attended this event you should monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 and consider getting tested. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor, and SCPHS at (518) 386-2824 option 2, for further guidance.
Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has confirmed that an employee, who later tested positive for COVID-19, worked at the Glenville branch of the Schenectady County Public Library System on November 18 from 1-5pm. SCPHS has identified and quarantined close contacts of the individual. Although SCPHS believes there is a low risk of exposure, members of the public who went inside the Glenville library during that time should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from that date and consider getting tested.
Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) is proud to be one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Strategic Alliance for Health (SAH) communities. These communities seek to improve community health through sustainable, innovative, and evidence-based community health promotion and chronic disease prevention interventions that promote policy, systems, and environmental changes.
This initiative will serve to:
This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) received a Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014.
This three year grant program has two main objectives:
In a disaster or major emergency, volunteers would be needed for activities that support disaster relief groups, community safety organizations, emergency medical services and community public health efforts. Both individuals with medical training and non-medical volunteers are needed. As a volunteer, you will: