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The Putnam County Department of Health is made of several divisions all working towards improving and protecting the health of the community. Click on one of the options below to learn more about that division.

Walking the Way to Work Productivity

08 August 2023

The benefits of physical activity on general health are widely accepted. Now more evidence shows that it can also positively impact health—and job performance. This is according to a study reported in the Harvard Business Review last May. 

So, it should come as good news to hear that Putnam County law enforcement, along with other public employees, stepped up their exercise routines earlier this summer to improve their fitness and stamina. Two dozen employees in the “Walk for Wellness” challenge were correction officers and they were joined by thirty other county employees who tracked their steps and submitted them to the health department. Of those who logged the most steps were 14 corrections officers, who often don’t get to participate in lunchtime exercise or learning events because of their demanding schedules. Kudos to all….Keep up the good work! 

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The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health is to improve and protect the health of our community.

We strive to prevent the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, promote healthy lifestyles, ensure access to quality health services, and respond to disasters.

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In the event of an emergency, Health Department staff are available 24/7. Please call 845-808-1390 to report a public health emergency, rabies exposure, communicable disease, water outage or sewer overflow.
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Contact the Department of Health

  • Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD

    Commissioner of Health

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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