Public Health

What We Do

Our mission is to serve the community collaboratively to prevent disease, promote and protect health, and provide education that will support healthy lifestyles.

Greene County Public Health Department provides programs and services for a wide variety of health needs.

View the Greene County’s 2016-2018 Community Health Improvement Plan.

View the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment.

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) summarizes the needs of communities in the Capital Region. The report provides local health departments and hospitals a broad array of health information that is used in determining and monitoring health planning, sets the stage for continuous improvement, and provides the information and research needed to create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) that measurably improves health in the community. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on Healthy Capital Districts Initiative’s Community Health.


For information regarding substance use, please visit:

CGAC website Columbia Greene Addiction Coalition


Measles Information

Measles is a very contagious respiratory infection. It causes a total-body skin rash, cough, and flu-like symptoms. Measles is caused by a virus, so there’s no specific medical treatment for it. It can pass through droplets sprayed into the air when someone with measles sneezes or coughs. In fact, 9 out of 10 unvaccinated people who come in contact with the measles virus will become infected. Someone exposed to the virus usually shows symptoms 7–21 days later. People with measles can spread the disease from 4 days before the rash starts until about 4 days after the rash appears. They’re most contagious while they have a fever, runny nose, and cough.

The best way to protect yourself and your children is to make sure you’re immunized against measles.  For most kids, measles protection is part of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) or measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine (MMRV) given when they’re 12 to 15 months old and again when they’re 4 to 6 years old.  Adults who are unsure of their vaccine status, should check with their health care provider, to see if a booster vaccine is recommended.

For clarification, there has been one case attributed to Greene County, however this individual contracted measles while in Brooklyn, NY and has remained there since. There are no known potential exposures in Greene County.

Contact Info
Greene County Public Health Department
411 Main Street Suite 300, Catskill, NY 12414
t. 518-719-3600
f. 518-719-3781
Kimberly Kaplan, MA, RN, CPH
Director of Public Health