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Media and Communications



Media Inquiries

Press Releases

Local Health Data




The Onondaga County Health Department strives to provide the public with up-to-date health information and news on a regular basis. We accomplish this by:

  • Distributing news releases about breaking local public health news and seasonal health information
  • Fielding inquiries from reporters and students
  • Coordinating relevant media interviews with Health Department staff
  • Publishing articles in local newspapers, publications, blogs, and more
  • Arranging press coverage during public health emergencies
  • Providing access to health data, publications, and reports
  • Posting local health news, alerts, and information on our websites and social media platforms
  • Implementing media campaigns on issues that impact our community‚Äôs health
  • Conducting new and innovative strategies to create dialogue with Onondaga County residents about health issues that affect them (phone banks, surveys, polls, etc.)
  • Partnering with local businesses, community agencies, schools, and other organizations to get necessary health information directly to County residents

Email Us

NEW! All media inquiries should be directed to healthmedia@ongov.net.
Please provide the details of the request, including:

  • Information being requested
  • Preferred format (interview, written statement, data, etc.)
  • Requested timeframe

A Health Department representative will respond as soon as possible.



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