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Department of Behavioral & Community Health


Educational & Informational Services Flyer (*.pdf)
Health Education Brochures & Materials
Community Event Request Form (.pdf)


We offer information, referrals, consultative services, outreach, and trainings to assist in improving the health and well-being of residents and visitors of Dutchess County.   These include: 

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  • Communicable Disease Prevention
  • CPR/AED (Automatic External Defibrillation)
  • Diabetes
  • Disease Outbreak Assistance
  • Drowning Prevention
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Food Safety
  • Handwashing
  • HIV/AIDS/STDs and related partner services
  • Immunizations
  • Injury Prevention
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention including the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Program
  • Newborn & Infant Care (Growth and Development screening)
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Physical Activity
  • Pre-Natal/Postpartum Care and Referral
  • Rabies
  • Respiratory Etiquette
  • Tickborne Diseases
  • Tobacco


To learn more, please contact us at:
845-486-3421 or


A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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