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Cortland County Health Department Releases Annual Report for 2023 Year


The Cortland County Health Department has released their annual report for the 2023 year. The report released by the department provides updates on Public Health Accreditation, the Strategic Plan, Community Health Improvement Plan, and program highlights within the department.

“The department experienced a year of opportunities and challenges that have deepened and reinforced our drive and efforts to improve the health of Cortland County residents. In this report, we share some of the exciting work that we are doing to help support the health and wellness not only for Cortland County residents but also for those that visit our community. We also provide an update on our accreditation status and the steps we are taking to prepare for re-accreditation.”

Public Health Director, Nicole Anjeski, MS, MPH, said in the release.

The County Health Department said in the report 2023 was the year the department began their Performance Management System (PMS). The system tracks if the Community Health Improvement Plan, Strategic Plan, and program level initiatives are being implemented in 2023 and this year. The system will continue to be put to use in 2025.

Priorities for the County Health Department will include: Public Health Workforce, Communication, and Collaboration. Last year was the first year the department collected their Strategic Plan data quarterly. Data showed 71% of year end targets were met by the Accreditation Team.

“Continued collaboration with our community residents, stakeholders, and partners helps us to be successful and strengthen our ability to affect the changes that are needed. We could not do it without their help and support. I also want to express my heartfelt thanks to all of the Cortland County Health Department staff for their ongoing dedication to improving the health of residents in this county.” Anjeski continued.

You can find the full report HERE.

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