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!

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

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Tioga County Identified as “Bright Spot” in Appalachian Region

Last Updated: 7/30/2018

Tioga County, NY is among 10 counties in the Appalachian Region identified as a “Bright Spot”. A new report released from the Appalachian Regional Commission, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky highlighted counties within the Appalachian Region, which spans 13 states and includes 420 counties.

Within the report, Tioga County was recognized for performing better than expected in key health indicators such as infant mortality and stroke mortality. Researchers visited Tioga County back in 2017 to learn more about the area and to meet with community partners. The report identifies Tioga County’s strengthens including strong partnerships, volunteer networks, and community-invested employers.

“While geographically small, Tioga County is rich in community collaboration which leads to better health outcomes” Lisa McCafferty, Tioga County Public Health Director.

Tioga County was also noted for its resiliency, especially after the 2011 flood when local communities worked together to recover and rebuild. Of the 14 New York Counties within the Appalachian Region, Tioga County and Schoharie Counties were identified as exceeding health outcomes.

To check out the full report visit or Click Here to go directly to Tioga County, NY data. For more questions, please call 607-687-8600.

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