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Steps to a HealthierNY Program Touts Healthier Environment Project

In celebration of Public Health Week, April 7-13, the Broome County Health Department's Steps to a HealthierNY program and its partners will showcase a built environment project at Confluence Park in the City of Binghamton. The project is the result of an award received by the City of Binghamton last year from the Steps to a HealthierNY program and United Health Services Stay Healthy Center as part of an initiative to reduce the burden of obesity in Broome County.

  • WHAT: News Conference
  • WHO: Barbara J. Fiala, Broome County Executive
    • Matthew T. Ryan, Mayor, City of Binghamton
    • Patricia Fell, Director, Community Health Services, United Health Services Hospitals
    • Alan Wilmarth, B.C. Walks Spokesperson 
    • and 2007 Recipient of Centers for Disease Control
    • and Prevention's National Steps Community Hero Award
    • Dr. Richard F. Daines, New York State Commissioner of Health
    • Joseph S. Sanfilippo, Broome County Legislator
    • Claudia A. Edwards, Public Health Director, Broome County Health Dept.
    • Mark Bowers, Associate Capital Program Analyst, New York State Department of Transportation
    • Scott Reigle, Senior Planner for Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study
  • WHEN: April 9, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Confluence Park
    • Binghamton, NY 13901
    • (located at the north end of the South Washington Street bridge)

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 addressing related risk factors -- poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use and exposure. For more information about Steps to a HealthierNY in Broome County, please visit www.gobroomecounty.com or call 607.778.3902.

Steps to a HealthierUS Cooperative Agreement is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) program advancing the HealthierUS goal to help Americans live longer, better and healthier lives. Through funding of community-based interventions, this program aims to reduce the burden of diabetes, obesity and asthma, and address three related risk behaviors -- poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use and exposure. For more information, please visit www.healthierus.gov/steps.

 

 

04/01/2008 - 1:46pm