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Suffolk County Public Health Chooses Accela to Manage Its Food Protection Program

Govtech leader expands its work with the county, will help to modernize critical public health program


San Ramon, Calif. (June 2, 2022) — Accela®, the trusted provider of cloud solutions for government, today announced that it was selected by Suffolk County, New York to lead its Public Health Food Protection Program. The Food Protection Program is responsible for protecting the public health by establishing safeguards for the control of food and preventing consumption of unwholesome, adulterated or otherwise unfit food. Each year the Food Protection Program issues more than 7,000 food service establishment permits, conducts more than 6,000 inspections and investigates approximately 600 consumer complaints.

The County will leverage Accela’s Environmental Health solution which streamlines public health protection by combining all program data into one system, and automating the application submission, plan review, inspection, and permitting process to reduce reliance on internal IT departments. By automating the manual processes that go into receiving applications for plan reviews, permit renewals, and enforcement actions, agency staff are freed up to focus on strategic projects like improving business owner outreach and education on environmental health best practices.

“Accela is thrilled to deepen our partnership with Suffolk County. Several years earlier, the Environmental Quality department launched a successful Accela project for its Pollution Control, Wastewater Management, Water Records and Ecology programs. Adding Food Protection leverages that investment, adding more regulatory programs to that single view of the County’s services,” added Darryl Booth, Accela’s General Manager for Environmental Health. “They’ve been doing amazing work.”

Accela empowers the world’s most forward-thinking government agencies to leverage data and maximize the resident experience. Accela’s solutions and expertise are trusted by 80 percent of America’s largest cities and more than 275 million residents across the globe. To learn more about Accela’s solutions, please visit https://www.accela.com/solutions/.

 

About Accela


Accela provides a unified suite of cloud solutions trusted by governments across the globe to accelerate their digital transformation, deliver vital services, and build stronger communities. More than 275 million citizens globally benefit from Accela’s government software solutions, which offer both the speed and agility of purpose-built solutions, and the power of a platform that delivers a consistent user interface, shared data across departments, endless configurations for unique regulatory needs, and world-class security.

With Accela, government agencies experience rapid and effective digital transformation. Accela’s government software meets agencies wherever they are on their modernization journey, while also helping them prepare for whatever comes next. The company is a 2021 Microsoft US Partner Award winner for its innovative SaaS solutions to help governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and was named as one of the Largest East Bay Tech Employers by San Francisco Business Times. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices around the world. For more information, visit www.accela.com.

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