Community Health

Choose Health Yates is a collaboration led by Yates County Public Health to oversee the implementation of community health improvement strategies aimed at addressing the two priorities and disparity identified in the most recent Community Health Assessment (CHA).  

2019 - 2021 Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan

The two Prevention Agenda priority areas for the 2019-2021 period in Yates County are:

1. Prevent Chronic Disease
      Chronic Disease Preventative Care and Management
       Disparity - Low socioeconomic, uninsured and under-insured. 

2. Promote Well-Being and Prevent Mental and Substance Use Disorders
       Prevent mental and substance use disorders

Finger Lakes Regional Community Health Assessment

Yates County Health Rankings

New York State Prevention Agenda 2019-2024

New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard


Choose Health Yates Partners:  

  • Finger Lakes Health
  • Yates County Public Health
  • S2AY Rural Health Network
  • Common Ground Health
  • Our Town RoCKS
  • Yates Community Services
  • Finger Lakes Community Health
  • Tobacco Action Coalition of the Finger Lakes
  • FLACRA
  • Yates Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAC)
  • The Yates Suicide Prevention Coalition 
  • Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse of Yates County
  • Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes
  • Lakeview Heights

Previous CHA and CHIP

2018 Annual CHIP Report 

2016-2018 Community Health Assessment and CHIP

New York State Prevention Agenda 2013-2018

The two Prevention Agenda priority areas for the 2016-2108 period in Yates County are:

  • Prevent Chronic Disease
    • Reduce Obesity in Children and Adults
    • Increase Access to High Quality Chronic Disease Preventive Care & Management in Both Clinical & Community Settings
  • Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse



Yates Substance Abuse Coalition works to engage, advocate, inform, and bring awareness of alcohol and other substance abuse issues through education, prevention, enforcement and treatment to build a healthy, safe and substance abuse free community. 

For more information visit the YSAC website