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Dutchess County Receives Grant To Hire Public Health Advisors

Courtesy of Dutchess County government

A grant from New York state will help a county in the Hudson Valley bolster its public health team in the fight against COVID-19.

The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) has been awarded a $917,000 grant from the state Department of Health to further build capacity for COVD-19 case investigation and contact tracing coordination. The grant funding will enable the department to hire five public health advisors, including a senior supervisor, for up to 18 months. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro says adding these positions is important particularly as schools reopen. The grant funding comes at a critical time as local health departments take on an ever-increasing workload and the annual flu season approaches.

For full job descriptions and application information, visit www.dutchessny.gov/jobs. Application deadline is September 11th.

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