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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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!

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Public Health Conducts Disease Outbreak Drill

Last Updated: 3/23/2018

Tioga County Public Health conducted a table top drill on March 20th to practice our vaccine administering capabilities. If there was a disease outbreak, or Public Health emergency, we would set up point of dispensing (POD) locations to give you medicine to prevent you from getting sick.

Preparedness Coordinator Emily Warfle facilitated the exercise providing different scenarios that the staff had to react to and demonstrate how they would handle the situation based on their role. She states “practicing our disaster response procedures allows us to identify the gaps in our plans. Then we are able to make changes before disaster strikes to ensure our county will be as resilient as possible”.

Staff followed FEMA’s National Incident Management System guidelines including the incident command system. This ensures that if other counties came in for mutual aid, all employees would be using common terminology and a similar systematic approach.

Tioga County Public Health will be conducting a full scale disease outbreak exercise April 26th from 11am-1pm at the Valley United Presbyterian Church in Waverly, NY. County residents are encouraged to come pretend to be patients to see how a disease outbreak will be addressed in a real situation.

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