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Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan

Schenectady County Public Health Services, Ellis Medicine, St. Peter’s Health Partners-Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, and community partners worked collaboratively to develop the Schenectady County Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

This plan was developed for 2022-2024 and includes public health areas of need in which Schenectady County will work to address. Public health areas of need are identified by New York State Department of Health in the Prevention Agenda.Schenectady County areas of need are determined through data analysis and community partner input. The data analyzed for this assessment was compiled by Healthy Capital District. 

Read 2022 Capital Region Community Health Needs Assessment

Schenectady County Priority Areas of Need for 2022-2024

Priority Area

Prevent Communicable Diseases

Focus Area: Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Goals: Improve vaccination rates and reduce vaccination coverage disparities  

Read The Schenectady County Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan
Priority Area

Promote Well-Being and Prevent Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Focus Area: Promote Wellbeing
Goals: Facilitate supportive environments that promote respect and dignity for people of all ages.

Focus Area: Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevention
Goal: Prevent opioid and other substance misuse and deaths

The Schenectady Coalition for a Healthy Community

Schenectady County Public Health along with Ellis Medicine hosts the quarterly Schenectady Coalition for a Healthy Community. The goal of this coalition is to develop the Community Health Needs Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Plan, work toward the identified goals, and share community resources.