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Community Health Outreach
The Community Health Outreach (CHO) Division provides outreach, information and referral to individuals who are at high risk of contracting chronic or communicable disease, or who require medical management for acute or chronic health problems. The following resources give more detailed information:
Healthy Cities and Counties Challenge
The Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge (HCCC or the Challenge) is a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the National Association of Counties, the American Public Health Association and Healthy Places by Design. In July 2020, the Challenge – a two-year, $2 million initiative – launched by welcoming 10 city and 10 county teams that are working across sectors to advance health equity and reduce disparities in chronic disease. The Challenge provides each community with flexible funds to implement their projects as well as intense technical assistance, monthly one-on-one coaching and access to a robust Peer Learning Network. Information on the County's Community Snapshot can be found here.
Health Disparities Initiative
Orange County Health Disparities Initiative (OCHDI) addresses health disparities through community engagement and mobilization focused on improving access to care.
Healthy Neighborhoods Program
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program provides public health services to targeted areas in the City of Newburgh and the City of Middletown with high rates of childhood lead poisoning, asthma triggers and other environmental health hazards.
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Works with the Environmental Health Division to identify and remediate lead hazards in homes and apartments. Provides case management for families with children identified as having lead poisoning.
Lyme Disease & West Nile Virus Prevention
The Health Department’s Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus Prevention Programs work with the public and with health care providers to reduce the incidence of Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus in Orange County.
Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative
The Maternal Infant Health Community Collaborative conducts education, referral and case management activities through targeted outreach and home visits in the Cities of Newburgh, Middletown and Port Jervis to provide information and services to individuals who might not otherwise contact a traditional health care provider.
Migrant Health Services
Migrant Health Services is a collaborative service offered by the County Health Department and the Hudson Valley Migrant Health Program of the Hudson River Community Health Center that provides outreach and education to migrant farm workers in Orange County to reduce their risk of contracting or spreading communicable diseases and to improve occupational health and safety.
Public Health Education
Public Health Educators work with the general public, hospitals, health care providers, school districts, businesses, and community agencies to provide resources and expertise to improve health and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Tobacco Use Prevention
The Health Department provides services and programs to help eliminate the use of tobacco products in order to prevent the many serious health consequences from tobacco use.