Lisa McCafferty , R.S., MPH
Public Health Director


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1062 State Route 38
PO Box 120
Owego, NY 13827

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Healthy Neighborhoods Program

How Safe Is Your Home?

The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) provides a free in home assessment focusing on home safety.  An HNP team member can discuss areas where safety can be improved and may also supply FREE items to assist you with making your home safer!

 Tioga County Residents can call 687-8390 to schedule a FREE home safety check!

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National Public Health Week 2018

Last Updated: 4/3/2018

April 2nd - 8th is declared Public Health week. The people of Tioga County benefit every day from the efforts of the public health workforce when eating at restaurants, drinking tap water, and learning about prevention of deadly diseases. Todd Kopalek, Environmental Health Supervisor shares “we cannot live without safe food and water, and in Environmental Health we help to protect water sources and ensure food safety every day.” Public Health activities protect Tioga County residents from infectious and chronic diseases, environmental and workplace hazards, and unintentional injuries and violence.

Educating people about the benefits of healthy behaviors is an essential element in attaining good health and preventing premature illness and death. Public health efforts alone cannot accomplish the goal of a healthier Tioga without cooperation and partnership with communities and individuals. Each of us needs to do our part by taking personal responsibility to improve behaviors by not using tobacco, making time for regular, safe physical activity, and eating more fruits and vegetables in order to prevent disease.

National Public Health Week provides an opportunity for our county to learn about public health concerns and success stories that are vital to healthy communities, such as immunizing against infectious disease, maintaining good nutritional standards, ensuring safe living conditions, preventing lead poisoning and providing good prenatal care. Public Health Nurse, Mel Miller reminds us “an important part of public health is preventing disease and promoting good health.”

The goal of National Public Health Week is to help residents of Tioga County recognize the essential role public health plays in their everyday lives and urge all residents to take steps to educate themselves, their families, and the community about the role of public health in our community.

To learn more, call us at 607-687-8600. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook for more helpful information and tips!

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