Public Health - Ontario County Health Collaborative

Wondering how COVID-19 has impacted food security in the Finger Lakes? 

Click the link to learn more about how Pivital and local health departments uses the Community Health Improvement Plan to improve health outcomes.

Pivital Public Health Partnership 

Food insecurity is occurring most in households with children.

MAPP Process

Priority Areas for the 2019-2021 Community Health Improvement Plan Have Been Selected!

You Spoke! We Listened!

With all the health issues in our community, have you ever wondered how Public Health prioritizes resources? Besides the 10 Essential Services, Public Health completes a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). 

Thank you for helping us complete our Community Health Assessment,focus groups and our stakeholder meeting! With your help, we have identified our community health priority areas. Currently we looking at evidence based practices and completing our Community Health Improvement Plan. 

Our Community Health Improvement Plan focus areas are: 

Prevent Chronic Disease:

1.    Chronic disease preventative care and management

2.    Tobacco/Nicotine prevention

3.    Healthy eating and food security 

Promote Mental Well-Being and Prevent Substance Use Disorders:

4.    Promote well-being

5.    Prevent mental and substance use disorders

The health disparity we chose is low income populations. Interested and want to help? Call Public Health today!

(Updated 8/28/2019)

Who We Are

The Ontario County Health Collaborative (OCHC) was formed in 2008 and is composed of representatives from healthcare facilities and community organizations throughout the Finger Lakes. Members meet once a month to explore ways to work together to meet the healthcare needs of our community. Participating agencies include:

Vision and Mission

The Ontario County Health Collaborative is striving toward their vision of healthy communities in Ontario County. The Ontario County Health Collaborative mission is to increase the quality and length of life for Ontario County residents. This mission will be accomplished by assessing the health of the community, creating,  implementing, and supporting initiatives to prevent injuries, illness and chronic disease
 and improving healthcare access and utilization.

Members of the collaborative worked together to complete a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for 2017. Utilizing the Hanlon and PEARL methods the collaborative identified hypertension, obesity substance abuse and mental health as priorities for the Community Health Improvement Plan. Low socioeconomic status was identified as a health disparity. 

What We Are Doing

The Ontario County Health Collaborative is supporting local health programming such as Get Up Full UP! (UR Thompson Health), Food, Fun, & Fitness (Finger Lakes Health), The Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership, Regional Hypertension Registry, Chronic Disease Self Management, National Diabetes Prevention Program, Heroin Forums & Cafes, Food Pantry Initiatives and Suicide Prevention Coalition.
 Hypertension Registry Data    

New Members Welcome

If you live, work, or provide services in Ontario County, consider joining the Ontario County Health Collaborative. At monthly meetings, partners learn about health-related programming throughout the county and work together to address shared concerns and reach common goals. For more information, call  Kate Ott at 585-396-4343.

Healthier Living in Ontario County

One-stop shopping for health programming in Ontario County

Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or other healthcare concerns? Are you looking for more information or a support group? Click the link for or a calendar of upcoming events near you.
(Updated 9/21/2020)