Oneida County Children Care Initiative A Huge Success

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative of civic engagement implemented in 2009, successfully completed its first year. The initiative is a collaboration between the Youth Bureau and community agencies who receive funds to provide programming for youth through the Youth Bureau.

County Health Study Seen As Tool to Improve County Health

“University Of Wisconsin ‘Snapshot’ Supports Findings of Community Health Assessment”
A ranking of New York State’s 62 counties finds Oneida County in the middle of the pack overall for those factors influencing population health, but towards the bottom of the list in terms of overall health status; a similar conclusion to those of the recently completed Community Health Assessment, health department officials announced today.

H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Shots Available in Sherrill

“County Executive Responds to City’s Request for Two Clinics” 
Residents of the City of Sherrill and surrounding areas won’t have to travel to get protection from the H1N1 influenza and seasonal flu, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today. Picente has directed the health department to hold two immunization clinics for adults 19-years of age and older in that community in the coming weeks; the first for H1N1 shots and the second for seasonal flu vaccinations.

More Than $200-Thousand Available for Cancer Screening

“Program Aids Underinsured and Uninsured Women in Three Counties”
The Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Counties still has funding available to pay for cancer screenings including clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap/pelvic exams and in-home colorectal screening, according to the Program Coordinator, Wendy Hunt.