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Erie County Department of Health receives national recognition

The National Association of County and City Health Officials ("NACCHO"), awarded the department of health with the "Large Local Health Department of the Year" award at the NACCHO annual conference.

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Erie County Department of Health has received a national recognition.

The National Association of County and City Health Officials ("NACCHO"), awarded the department of health with the "Large Local Health Department of the Year" award at the NACCHO annual conference.

Erie County Department of Health received this award due in-part of the community-wide efforts in developing programs and strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.

“We will continue working hard every day and in all areas to protect public health, working with partners to build a healthier and safer community.” said Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein in a released statement.