How to protect Men from High Blood Pressure

1 in 3 American men has high blood pressure. Do you know if you’re at risk? What can you do to protect yourself from a stroke or heart attack?
Million Hearts Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are the co-leaders of Million Hearts within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, wo…

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Be aware of Lyme Disease during the Summer

Warm weather brings more people outdoors and as a result Lyme disease cases tend to increase in the spring and summer. But Lyme is not the only infection one can get from a tick bite. Protect yourself and your family. Learn more about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses from the American Lyme Disease Foundation @

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic, July 21st

Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets!
A FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic for pets of Putnam County residents will be held on Saturday, July 21, from 10 am to 12 pm at Hubbard Lodge, 2920 Route 9 in Cold Spring, NY. Bring photo ID as proof of Pu…tnam County residency and proof of prior rabies vaccination. (Tags are not acceptable. Without prior vaccination documentation, pets will receive a one-year vaccine.) Dogs must be leashed, and cats and ferrets in carriers. Please call 845-808-1390, x 43127.

PACT’s Transportation Guide

Getting around Putnam County can be extremely difficult if you don’t have a car.

The Putnam Accessible Community Transportation coalition (PACT) – a 26-member volunteer partnership of local nonprofit organizations – has produced a transportation resource directory which provides Putnam County residents with a comprehensive chart of current transportation options.

The PACT coalition is working to ensure that accessible, safe and affordable transportation is available to all Putnam County residents, especially low-income, disabled, elderly and veterans.

You can also visit for additional information.

Join MRC Today!

The Putnam County Department of Health is pleased to announce the creation of the Putnam County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The purpose of the MRC is to recruit and train volunteers to support the county in the event of a disaster, whether the result of terrorism or natural causes.

Are you interested in joining the MRC? Click HERE to find out how!

Legal Notices

Putnam County Legal Notices

NYSAC Report on State Mandates Covered by County Property Taxes is now Available

Counties in New York have long served as the principal partner in administering the State’s
most critical programs in areas such as health, human services and public protection. But over
time, the State has required county property taxpayers to subsidize an increasing amount of the
State’s program and services. In fact, in 2012 more than $11 billion in local taxes will be used to
subsidize State spending decisions. This represents 16 percent of the State’s total general fund.

Click HERE for more on NYSAC State Mandates

Follow County Executive MaryEllen Odell on Facebook

Follow County Executive MaryEllen Odell on Facebook

Live Healthy Putnam

 The Putnam County Department of Health would like to encouragePutnamCountyresidents of all ages to eat right and stay fit. The links below will lead you to information about healthy food choices, physical activity guidelines, and general wellness.

Click HERE to view more on Live Healthy Putnam

Agendas for Up Coming Meetings are Now Available!

If you would like to get a preview of what is going to be discussed at an up coming legislative meeting, look no further! Click here to see the current listing of up coming meetings with their respective agendas.