Cortland Counts: An Assessment of Health and 

Well-being in Cortland County


Since 2001, five local organizations and 

agencies have collaborated as the

Community Assessment Team* (CAT), to

provide assets and needs assessments on

the health and well-being of our community.


These resources are published in two forms: 

the annual Cortland Counts Report Card,

and the more comprehensive Cortland

Counts Report, issued every 4 years.

Click on the 2019 Report Card to view. 


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2019 Cortland Counts

Community Forum 


(Click on the presentation title to download associated PowerPoint slides.)


  Social Determinants of Health   

 Jackie Leaf, Executive Director

 Seven Valleys Health Coalition
 and NYS Association for Rural Health (NYSARH)

  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)  

 Karen Dudgeon, LCSW



 Liz Gesin, Public Health Educator,
 Cortland County Department of Health

 Derek Green, Public Health Sanitarian,
 Cortland County Department of Health

  School Readiness  

 Matt Whitman, Coalition Director,
 Cortland Area Communities That Care

  Local Foods  

 Susan Williams, Project Manager,
 Seven Valleys Health Coalition

  Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation  

 Mark Thayer, Community Services Director,
 Cortland County Mental Health Department

Cortland Counts Track Break-Out Schedule

January 23rd:



January 25th:



Download details here!


* The Community Assessment Team:


  • Seven Valleys Health Coalition

  • Cortland County Health Department

  • Guthrie Cortland Medical Center

  • United Way for Cortland County

  • SUNY Cortland’s Institute for Civic Engagement

The annual report cards provide current data in five areas:

  • Health and Safety;

  • Social Cohesion, Culture and Recreation;

  • Employment, Economy, and Welfare;

  • Housing and Environment; and

  • Positive Development Through the Life Stages.


By obtaining a broader view of conditions in the local community, individual agencies are able to plan for and obtain adequate resources to meet unidentified,

under-served, and/or emerging needs.
Reports are posted online, and hard copies are also available at the Seven Valleys Health Coalition office at

10 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, at several local businesses, and at all libraries within Cortland County.


For older archived reports, please contact us.

Additional sources of data:


The following sources may be useful for additional research, reports, and grant writing:

Cortland Counts

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Cortland, NY 13045    


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