North Country Matters episode highlights St. Lawrence County Public Health Dept.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:16 am

POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department has served the county since 1936.

The agency offers a wide variety of health services and programs to county residents, geared toward improving both individual health and well being; and that of the community, said NCM in a press release.

In two shows, North Country Matters examines the work they do with Public Health Director Dana McGuire, who talks to NCM host Donna Seymour.

In the first show, the conversation focuses on lead contamination and immunizations to illustrate some of the issues Public Health covers in the county.

The YouTube link for this show is

In the second show, McGuire talks about the St. Lawrence County’s Opioid Task Force, Partners 4 Substance Use Prevention.

The opioids drug epidemic touches every family in America, has cost billions of dollars and had damaged or ended countless lives, said a press release from NCM.

The meetings bring together a variety of individuals including treatment and recovery specialists, educators, health care practitioners, law enforcement, first responders, pharmacists, concerned citizens, and public health officials.

Meetings are held the second Friday morning of each month at the Best Western Inn in Canton and are open to the public.

The YouTube link for this show is

North Country Matters is a local public affairs video magazine now in its 15th year.

The NCM civic partners working to educate North Country residents about critical public policy issues facing our region are the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County and the Potsdam Public Library.

The shows are filmed in the Fred W. Cleveland Computer Center at the Potsdam Library.

The shows are always available on YouTube.

Check the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County website ( for specific program links as they become available.

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