What is the Healthy Ulster County Network

A Welcome Message from Carol Smith, MD, MPH, Ulster County Commissioner of Health and Mental Health

On behalf of County Executive Mike Hein and our entire team at the Department of Health and Mental Health, we are pleased to welcome you to the new Healthy Ulster County website. This new site is designed to bring together all of the substantial preventative health resources in Ulster County and to provide easy and user friendly access.

Over the past several years, by working together with a wide variety of community partners, we have made great strides in moving forward toward the County Executive’s goal of making Ulster the healthiest County in New York State.

As we celebrate our success, we are reminded that we still have more work to do to ensure that everyone in our community realizes the benefits of a healthier life and that we reduce the unnecessary suffering and huge costs associated with preventable disease. We also realize that no one individual or organization can go it alone. Creating a healthier Ulster County truly does take an entire community, with participation required from every person and every sector. Becoming the healthiest county in New York is a great and noble challenge – and one that we can win when we join hands and cross the finish line together.

 

The Healthy Ulster County Network - A Community Partnership

In 2009, County Executive Mike Hein issued a challenge, to all Ulster County residents, to help make Ulster the healthiest county in New York State. In order to meet the County Executive’s challenge, the Ulster County Department of Health has actively engaged a broad spectrum of community sectors and stakeholders to assess, coordinate and deliver the preventative health information and services people need to prevent illness and maintain optimum health. 

Ulster County has a wealth of committed and talented individuals and organizations that offer outstanding preventative health related products, services, programs and events. This site is designed to bring all of those resources together in one comprehensive and user-friendly place. It offers FREE listings (with certain terms and guidelines) to any Ulster County business, restaurant, non-profit organization or individual who has something valuable, of a preventative health nature, to share. It also offers useful preventative health information from recognized sources throughout the nation and world.

Please keep in mind that this site is a work in progress. It will be continually updated as new information becomes available and as we work to improve the site. We welcome all constructive input and we encourage your participation in the Healthy Ulster County Network.

Ulster County is a dynamic and wonderful community and we look forward to working with you as we strive to ensure a bright and healthy future for all.