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The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium is recruiting for a full-time Executive Director. More information HERE.

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The Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information

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Opportunities to Serve on the Tompkins County Board of Health

Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Tompkins County Board of Health (BOH) anticipates two vacancies beginning January 1, 2012.

  • One is a consumer (non-physician) seat. A consumer may be someone who has received Health Department services or who is interested in public health services and programs and resides in Tompkins County.

  • One is a physician seat. The physician must be licensed in New York State and reside in Tompkins County.

    The BOH is a volunteer board that serves as the governing body for the Health Department. The eight board members each serve six-year terms. The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month, at noon for approximately one and a half hours at the Health Department, 55 Brown Road, Ithaca.

    Under New York State Public Health Law, the BOH enacts regulations related to the preservation of life and health, and confirms the violation of orders and regulations. The Board also oversees the department budget and approves department policy and procedures.

    To indicate interest in serving on the Board of Health, applicants must complete an Advisory Board Application form. The form may be obtained from the County Legislature office, located at the County Courthouse, 320 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, and is available for download at

    After the application is submitted, candidates may be interviewed prior to recommendation and they must be approved by both the BOH and the County Legislature. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

    For more information on the Board of Health, please contact Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director, at 274-6674. To obtain an application form, contact the Legislature office at 274-5434.