Community Health

Prevention Agenda

The Chemung County Health Department and Arnot Health have updated their Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement plan.

All are welcome at our Health Priorities Partnership meetings as we work on improving the health of our community. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every other month at 9:30 am remote. Email us at or visit our Facebook page for a link to the meetings.

If you have questions please contact: Dawn C. Bush,  PH Program Coordinator  at 607-737-2856  

Public Health focuses on protecting and improving the health status of community members and reducing health disparities through increased emphasis on prevention. The 2022-2024 Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan is the result of a two-year community health planning process during which a comprehensive assessment of public health needs was completed, followed by the prioritization of the findings and development of regional Community Health Improvement Plans. The Community Health Assessment uses the most accurate information we have to help us evaluate the health of Chemung County residents.

Based on the CHA, local and state statistics, and input from local residents and partners, Chemung County chose 3 health priorities from the NYS Department of Health Prevention Agenda.  The 3 chosen priorities are: to address chronic disease through food insecurity and to reduce the use of tobacco in adults and adolescents.  We will also address maternal and child health by working to increase breastfeeding rates.  A workplan was developed to map out strategies to address those priorities.  For a copy of the 2022-2024 Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan (CHIP) click the link above.

The NYS Department of Health has requested that local hospitals collaborate with the county health department to complete a Community Service Plan that mirrors the CHA and CHIP.  For a copy of Arnot Health's Community Service Plan (CSP) go to their website

For more information about the NYS Department of Health Prevention Agenda 

New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard 

The New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard is an interactive visual presentation of the Prevention Agenda tracking indicator data at state and county levels. It serves as a key source for monitoring progress that communities around the state have made with regard to meeting the Prevention Agenda objectives.