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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2017 County Health Rankings Released

Last Updated: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tioga County Ranks 36 in County Health Rankings Report for 2017

The 2017 New York State County Health Rankings have just been released! County Health Rankings were
established to help counties across the country know where they rank in health status for their state and
what influences the health of the residents living there. While Tioga County Public Health is continuously
trying to improve the overall health of Tioga County, there are still areas for improvement. For 2017, Tioga
County is ranked 36 out of 62 counties in New York State.
Some areas of strength seen this year in our county are the percentage of unemployed adults (5.6%), a
decrease in alcohol impaired driving deaths by 10%, and a decrease in teen pregnancies. Tioga County
continues to fall well below the statewide average of children living in poverty.
Tioga County continues to see areas in need of improvement. Health behaviors that negatively impact
health put residents at-risk for poor health. From these rankings we can see there is a clear need for more
interventions toward adult obesity (29%), adult smoking (16%), and adults who drink excessively (20%).
The County Health Rankings give Tioga County Public Health a chance to reach out to the public and raise
awareness in our top health priority areas. Public Health Director Lisa McCafferty’s focus is improved
engagement in community preparedness.
Tioga County Public Health has a number of programs already in place which focus on improvement areas.
Additionally, Tobacco Free Broome and Tioga Public Health are working with municipalities on smoke-free
policies. Legislative Marte Sauerbrey convened the coalition Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)
and Tioga Opportunities convened the Anti-Hunger Task Force to discuss food insecurity within the county.
Through these partnerships we hope to educate and impact throughout the County. The health of our
community is everyone’s responsibility.
For more information about the County Health Rankings and to compare Tioga County to other counties
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