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OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Legislature appointed Vera Dunsmoor as the County’s new public Well being Director in January and the New York State Division of Well being not too long ago confirmed that option.
Dunsmoor has much more than 15 years of public overall health encounter, joining the county overall health division in 2007. She has worked in several roles all through her profession with the county, like public overall health nurse, supervising public overall health nurse, director of patient solutions and deputy director of public overall health. She most not too long ago served as interim director of public overall health.
“Vera has considerable encounter in overall health care and has accomplished a wonderful job in her function as interim director of public overall health,” stated Oswego County Legislator James Karasek, District 22, chairman of the Legislature’s Well being Committee. “She has demonstrated her dedication and sturdy function ethic all through her years of service with the overall health division, generating her an excellent candidate for director of public overall health.”
Dunsmoor’s encounter incorporates functioning with overall health care partners to merge overall health care with regular public overall health practices to increase overall health outcomes for residents as properly as managing each skilled and para-skilled employees to offer high quality and compassionate care to residents across the county.
“It is a wonderful honor to be chosen as Oswego County’s director of public overall health,” Dunsmoor stated. “Our overall health division operates diligently to market and safeguard the overall health and properly-getting of our residents. We provide a wide scope of applications and sources associated to preventative care, overall health education, emergency preparedness, environmental overall health, youngsters with unique desires and much more.
“I appear forward to continuing our efforts in these initiatives, functioning with employees and neighborhood partners to create new public overall health approaches and major our division as we strive to increase the general wellness of Oswego County’s residents,” she added.
Dunsmoor received an associate degree in nursing from Cayuga Neighborhood College prior to going on to attend Roberts Wesleyan College exactly where she received her bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s in nursing education.
All through her profession, Dunsmoor has been involved with a assortment of skilled affiliations. She at the moment serves on the board of directors for the Weston T. Hyde Oswego County Educational Foundation and is a member of the NYS Association of County Well being Officials (NYSACHO) and the National Association of County and City Well being Officials (NACCHO).
She has also received many honors, like getting named on New York State’s Public Well being Operates Honor Roll in 2020. This recognition honors public overall health workers who have helped make New York one particular of the healthiest st
In 2019, Dunsmoor was awarded a mentorship grant from NACCHO in response to the opioid epidemic gripping the nation. The “Overdose Prevention and Response Mentorship Program” partnered her with a mentor in a county with equivalent demographics to navigate helpful approaches for responding to the crisis. Amongst other rewards, the system reinforced partnerships with law enforcement, which led to the improvement of a Public Well being and Security Group. The group will concentrate on employing information driven approaches to minimize overdoses and deaths due to overdoses to produce good alter in the neighborhood.
Oswego County Well being Division solutions are obtainable to each resident in the county. For much more data, go to www.oswegocounty.com/overall health/ or contact the overall health division at 315-349-3547.
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