Broome County Steps to HealthierNY Program Recognizes Community Partners

BINGHAMTON, NY - Steps to a HealthierNY, a county-wide program to battle diabetes, asthma, obesity, and the chronic diseases resulting from these conditions, is recognizing community partners; including county legislators, who have helped to encourage healthy lifestyle changes.

BC Steps Recognition Ceremony

WHY: Honoring the partners/legislators who have made outstanding contributions for the health of community residents

WHEN: Thursday, September 21, 2006 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Broome County Office Building 2nd Floor Auditorium

WHO: Open to all Broome County Steps Partners and the media

EVENTS:
- Broome County Executive, Barbara Fiala is scheduled to open the ceremony
- Claudia Edwards, Public Health Director will recognize the Broome County legislators
- Steps program leadership will present various community partners with awards

Steps to a HealthierNY is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of Steps to a HealthierUS, a national program focusing on the prevention of diabetes, obesity and asthma and the control of risk factors including poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use and exposure. For more information about the Steps to a HealthierNY, please visit www.goBroomeCounty.com or call 607.778.3929.

Steps to a HealthierUS is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative advancing the HealthierUS goal to help Americans live longer, better and healthier lives. This initiative will reduce the burden of chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity and asthma and the control of risk factors including poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use and exposure through funding of community-based interventions. www.healthierus.gov/steps/