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Strategic Alliance for Health - Schenectady County

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) is proud to be one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Strategic Alliance for Health (SAH) communities. These communities seek to improve community health through sustainable, innovative, and evidence-based community health promotion and chronic disease prevention interventions that promote policy, systems, and environmental changes.

Click here to view the Schenectady County Strategic Alliance for Health Implementation Guide.

This initiative will serve to:

  • Promote physical activity and nutrition;
  • Reduce tobacco use and exposure;
  • Build capacity for communities to be able to institute systems, environmental, organizational and policy changes related to these health risk factors;
  • Foster improved and increased access to quality care;
  • Help eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities; and
  • Reduce complications from and incidence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity

A Schenectady County coalition of community stakeholders has identified the following as the SAH strategies for year 2:

Strategy 1: Increase availability and visibility of affordable healthier food and beverage choices in public and/or private venues

Strategy 2: Restrict availability of less healthy foods and beverages in public and/or private venues

Strategy 3: Increase the amount of physical activity in physical education classes, within the school day outside of physical education class or in extracurricular and community opportunities.

Strategy 4: Increase access to outdoor recreational facilities and/or enhance infrastructure supporting walking, biking and/or other forms of physical activity for community residents of all ages and abilities

For more information please contact Glynnis Hunt at 386-2810 ext. 2 or via email at glynnis.hunt@schenectadycounty.com


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107 Nott Terrace
Schaffer Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308

Phone: (518) 386-2810


Flu Shot Clinics

Need a flu shot?  Click here for a list of locations near you offering flu shots this year


Strategic Alliance for Health Implementation Guide

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A “how to” handbook for implementing a policy, systems and environmental change strategy for chronic disease prevention.


Community Health Needs Assessment

Schenectady County is a partner in the Schenectady Coalition for a Healthy Community.  The Coalition has developed a consolidated, multi-year, multi-agency, communitywide  plan for action to improve the health of people in Schenectady.