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Healthy Neighborhoods Program is now in Lockport

Author: Elise Pignatora/Tuesday, August 22, 2017/Categories: Health

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The Niagara County Department of Health Healthy Neighborhoods Program, a free indoor environmental health and safety program, is now available in Lockport.  The NYS grant funded program has been in existence in Niagara County since the mid 1990s, but until recently, focused most of its attention in the city of Niagara Falls.  In 2015 the program moved its services to serve other municipalities, to include target areas of North Tonawanda, Middleport, Barker, Newfane, Olcott, Burt and Wilson. Now, the program has moved to target areas in Lockport. “The Healthy Neighborhoods program is enhancing quality of life in Lockport by helping residents to improve environmental health and safety conditions in the home,” stated Daniel Stapleton, Public Health Director. 

 

Healthy Neighborhoods Program Public Health Technicians visit homes to identify environmental health and safety problems and offers residents education and oftentimes free products, such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, products to prevent lead poisoning, falls, asthma attacks and much more. The program does not issue fines, tickets or summonses.

 

The Public Health Technicians are qualified professionals offering evidence based program services to improve the health, safety and quality of life for the residents in the target areas.  Many of the neighborhoods in Lockport will have the technicians visiting and knocking on doors to ask if the residents would like to take advantage of this free health and safety program.  For a family to receive the free materials, they must agree to allow the technicians in the home to ensure detectors are installed correctly.

 

For more information about the program, or to schedule an appointment for a home visit, please call (716) 439-7479 and visit http://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Services/Healthy-Neighborhoods-Program-Home-Visits.

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