Healthy Neighborhoods Program

BINGHAMTON, NY - The Broome County Health Department has been awarded a highly competitive New York State grant called the Healthy Neighborhoods Program. This grant will bring $1.2 million to Broome County over the next 5 years.  It will be used to address health and housing issues in two targeted areas in Broome County, census tracts 9 and 18 in zip code 13903 and census tracts 139 and 140 in zip code 13790. 

This grant is designed to reduce environmental triggers for asthma, residential injuries (falls, fires) and childhood lead poisoning.  The program will also work to improve indoor air quality by addressing smoking, carbon monoxide, radon, and mold.   Participants will receive education and hands on demonstrations as well as some supplies to help them make their homes healthier.  Supplies may include smoke detectors, CO detectors, fire extinguishers, cleaning supplies, child safety items, pest control items, and mattress covers. 

 

The Healthy Neighborhoods Program is designed to provide preventive environmental health services to targeted geographic areas. The funds will provide the resources needed to address health issues in the targeted areas in an effort to provide a healthier home environment for citizens in Broome County. 

 

Please call the Broome County Health Department at 778-2847 for additional information or to make a referral.

08/25/2014 - 9:14am