Contact

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

mccaffertyl@co.tioga.ny.us

Telephone:
607-687-8630

Location & Phone

1062 State Route 38
PO Box 120
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:
607-687-8600
Fax:
607-223-7019

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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!

Public Health Hotline

888-369-0700
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607-687-8694

Keeping Your Child Safe This School Year

Last Updated: Thursday, August 24, 2017

The 2017-2018 school year is almost here! Tioga County Public Health want to make sure your children get to school safely. Kylie Gates, Public Health Educator and Traffic Safety Coordinator recommends these tips:

  • School Bus Safety
    • Riding a school bus is the safest way for your child to get to school. Review when to approach the bus, how to behave on the bus, and bus stop safety.
  • Walking to School
    • Whether your child walks alone or with a friend, make sure you discuss the route they take, how to cross the street, and what to do if someone they don’t know approaches them.
  • Bicycling to School
    • Make sure you review bike safety including wearing a helmet, the safest bike route, and rules of the road.
  • Identifying and Discussing Threatening Situations with Your Child
    • When a child gets abducted, most of the time it is by someone they know. It is important to talk to your child about safety in all situations. Talk about being aware of what is around them, who to trust and what to do if someone approaches them. Teach your child how to identify a harmful situation, create a no-secret policy, and make sure your child memorizes your phone number! 

For more information, check out our Back to School Safety Tips!


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