A Message from the President:

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our site.  If this is your first time here, allow me to introduce you to NYSPHA in greater detail.

As we embrace the New Year and look ahead to many great activities and initiatives, our staff and members are already hard at work with their sleeves rolled up in preparation of our upcoming annual meeting.  

This year we'll be highlighting the theme of "Building a Healthier Future Through Collaboration."  Take a moment to reflect on the collaborative efforts in your area.  Wouldn't you agree that partnerships and strategic collaborations help to advance common goals and objectives, thus helping to have a greater positive impact on the public's health in the communities you serve?

We hope you'll join us on April 21-22 in Cooperstown as we spend time networking, learning, sharing, and collaborating with the hopes of continuing our upward trajectory of building a healthier future for all New Yorkers.  Until then, please bookmark our annual meeting page as we continue to post new information as it is forthcoming.   



               In good health,
               Michael Seserman, MPH, RD
               NYSPHA President


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2016 Annual Meeting and Conference Venue: The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY

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Public Health News 

NYSPHA Member Recognized on National Rural Health Day

November 19th, 2015 marked the National Office of State Offices of Rural Health 5th Annual National Rural Health Day.  Among many of her esteemed colleagues, NYSPHA member and Community Wellness Specialist  at Alice Hyde Medical Center Josy Delaney was designated as one of this year's Rural Health Champions.  Nominator Erin Streiff of the Franklin County Public Health Department stated, "Josy's most significant contribution, above and beyond improving the health of the community through evidence-based interventions, has been her beautiful attitude, enthusiasm, and knack for generating cohesion and getting her fellow Public Health Professionals 'fired up' to make positive changes."

New Law Bans Smoking Near After-School Programs

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law to ban smoking near after-school programs to help protect children from second-hand smoke around public and private schools...more here.

The City of Plattsburgh Unveils New Bio-Retention Basin

In an effort to ensure that clean water makes its way to Lake Champlain, the City of Plattsburgh has unveiled a new bio-retention basin, the product of a $200,000 grant from the Lake Champlain basin program....more here. 


Unanimous Vote by Erie County Lawmakers to Ban Microbeads

Environmental activists and legislators say that tons of microbeads - commonly found in hand soaps - pass through the sewer systems, end up in large bodies of water across New York, and ultimately pose health and environmental risks.  This is why on Thursday, July 30, the Erie County Legislature approved a bill that bans the sale of products containing microbeads...click here to read more.


The New York State Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Since 1918, we have collaborated with APHA to grow stronger as organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state, and federal levels.

APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They strengthen the profession of public health; share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. APHA is the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries.

APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation’s Health, convenes an Annual Meeting and Exposition where thousands of participants share the latest public health research and leads public awareness campaigns such as Get Ready and National Public Health Week. Learn more at www.apha.org.




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