Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310
Suite #2
Canton, New York 13617-1476

Public Health Director

James Rich, MPH


Ph: 315-386-2325
Fx: 315-386-2203

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

September - May

June, July & August: 8 AM - 4 PM


Preventive Health

Preventive health care is maintaining good health habits. 

This includes:

Lets Move - A national initative to raise a healthier generation of children

Choose MyPlate is a simple reminder to ealt healthy



Health Advice on Eating Sportfish and Game in New York State

For More information click here



Physical Activity

Map my walk:

Map my run:

Physical Activity Guidelines


Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco related illnesses are the number one cause of PREVENTABLE deaths in our country.


Click Here for cessation resources 


 My Heart. My Life.

The American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. healthy living platform is a comprehensive health, wellness and fitnes initiative that empowers Americans to get healthier. Check it out!

 Million Hearts logo.

 Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Million Hearts™ brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.


More Resources


GardenShare Local Food Guide


Learn about Health Care Reform
To better understand your options for healthcare coverage and the Health Reform Act, click the above link to the federal government's public information page.


Tobacco Cessation Resources in SLC


Click to view our preventive health services brochure


Poison Control and Prevention





Up and Away - medication safety initiative for children 


Facts highlighting the public health impact of prescription drug abuse in the United States:
·         Drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990 and are at an historical high.  Currently, one-hundred people die from drug overdoses every day in the United States. For more information visit NIDA’s website on prescription drug abuse

·         In 2009, more than 37,000 people died from drug overdoses, and the majority of these deaths involved prescription drugs.  In fact, prescription painkillers were involved in more than 15,500 deaths in 2009, more than cocaine and heroin combined.  For more information, please visit
·         Enough prescription painkillers were sold in 2010 to medicate every American adult around the clock for a month. For more information visit NIDA’s website on prescription drug abuse
·         The rise in prescription painkiller overdose deaths in the U.S. parallels a four-fold increase since 1999 in the sale of prescription painkillers – also known as opioid pain relievers.   For more information, please visit
·         Nearly three out of four prescription drug overdoses involve a prescription painkiller. For more information, please visit



Hand washing is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.


 CA-MRSA - Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

     - Information Sheet  click here


Careful hand washing is the single most effective way to control the spread of CA-MRSA.

For More Information click on links below:

- New York State Department of Health

- Centers for Disease Control


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