The Healthy Neighborhoods Program seeks to reduce the burden of housing related illness and injury through a holistic, healthy homes approach.
The program provides in-home assessments and interventions within the Cortland County community for:
- Fire Safety
- Other Environmental Health Hazards
The goals of the Healthy Neighborhoods Program are to:
- Increase Radon Testing and Mitigation
- Prevent Asthma Hospitalizations
- Prevent Indoor Air Pollution
- Prevent Lead Poisoning
- Prevent Residential Fire Deaths
- Reduce Falls Among Children and Residents Over 65
- Reduce Indoor Tobacco Use
During the Home Assessment
During the healthy home assessment staff will discuss different ideas on promoting a healthy home and offer educational materials as well as refer to outside agencies if needed. Staff will also provide products to help participants meet these goals.
Products are at no cost and may include (with availability and need):
- Child Safety Items
- Home Fire Extinguisher
- Night Lights
- Outlet Covers
- Personal First Aid Kits
- Radon Kits
- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
How Healthy is Your Home?
If you would like a free healthy home assessment and live in Cortland County call today to participate! Contact the Healthy Neighborhoods Program at 607-428-5410. You may also fill out our Healthy Neighborhoods Contact Form and a Health Educator will contact you by phone or by email.
Healthy Neighborhoods Program Resources
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Mold and Mildew
Pests (mice, rats, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas)
Adult Fall Prevention
Child Fall Prevention
Chemical Free Cleaning