Niagara County Health Department

Environmental Health Education Programs

The Public Health Educator is available to speak at schools, meetings or places of business, free to all Niagara County groups and schools.  Topics are available for all age groups.

Contact: Theresa McCabe at (716) 439-7479 or theresa.mccabe@niagaracounty.com for more information.  Click here to download the flyer.

Healthy Neighborhoold Picture 

Healthy Neighborhoods Program

 

 

FIRE: IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU

This presentation is a very valuable lesson for adults and teens that focuses on fire hazards in the home that are often overlooked. Fire prevention information is stressed.  Audiences are amazed at what they do not know! (A Power Point Presentation)

STAY LOW and GO

Children will learn how to evacuate the home quickly and general fire prevention safety. Reinforcement materials are provided for each child. (Grades K - 4)

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NIAGARA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Do you know the scope of the Department of Health and how it affects your life every day? Learn about what we do to keep everyone in the county safe

and healthy.

Great for students (4th  Grade & older) and adults.  (A Power Point Presentation)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Do you know what to do first when you enter a hotel room? What does a bed bug look like? What should you know about restaurants and petting zoos? Does hand sanitizer really work? Make sure that your family vacation is happily memorable and not awfully regrettable. This power point presentation is recommended for adults planning a trip.

(A Power Point Presentation).

STAYING HEALTHY IN A VERY GERMY WORLD

Adults and students (9th grade & older)  will be amused and educated while learning about avoiding food poisoning, what lurks in the bathtub, pool, indoor and outdoor spaces and much more.  This enlightening and entertaining lesson never fails to educate and entertain.

(A Power Point Presentation)

INFECTION REFLECTION:

This interactive presentation never fails to get the group motivated and involved in the presentation. The multiple choice visual quiz with surprising answers is

a fun and exciting way to learn new things about staying healthy. Your group will be VERY surprised about what they thought they knew

and what they don't know for sure. Grade 5 through Adults (A Power Point Presentation)

RABIES:

Learn how to prevent this deadly virus from dogs, cats, bats and stray animals from infecting you, your family members or your pets. This lecture comes complete with a fuzzy menagerie of stuffed animals to enhance the lesson for  young students (Pre K- 4) who learn in a child friendly way not to approach or touch stray animals.  Older students (Gr. 5 - 12) also learn about Louis Pasteur who developed the rabies vaccine and why rabies is deadly.  Wild animal safety tips to observe while camping with friends, family or scouts are also covered. Reinforcement materials will be provided.

 

SMOKING: JUST THE FACTS

Take a close look at tobacco usage, the manufacturers, how they get you hooked and their shady advertising gimmicks. This is an eye opening presentation will really get you thinking about the risks and health hazards of a tobacco habit! Learn why a smoking habit is a problem for job seekers. Smoking cessation tips are included.

(A Power Point Presentation)

This is a great topic for adults and high school students.

 

 

WISE UP, DON’T LIGHT UP

Elementary school children (Grades 3 – 6) learn about the dangers of tobacco in all its forms,

what an addiction is, and the effects of tobacco on the body.  (A Power Point Presentation)

This program can be adapted for grades 7& 8.

Your Next Asthma Attack May be ONLY A BREATH AWAY

This presentation focuses on identifying and reducing exposure to attack causing irritants in the home and out of doors. It is recommended for anyone with respiratory problems. Learn exactly what asthma is and why you need to take it very seriously.

(A Power Point Presentation) for Adults.

 

HOME SICK HOME

Do you wonder why everyone in your home is always sick?  Do health problems plague you?  Do the children have learning disabilities or hyperactive behavior problems?  Learn how your home can kill you or cure you!  Recommended for adults.

(A Power Point Presentation)

 

 

 

LEO THE LITTLE LION GETS AHEAD OF LEAD

Children learn how to keep environmental lead from making them sick. Each child will receive a Leo the Lion coloring book and a story book as a gift. (Grades Pre-K - 1st)

CRASH COURSE: HEALTH & SAFETY 101

This short visual primer about the environmental health and safety hazards in and around the home brings an added awareness to what every adult should know.  (A Power Point Presentation)

Recommended for Adults.

 

SUMMERTIME HEALTH & SAFETY

Keeping our children safe & healthy is a lot easier when they learn through photos and discussion about hazards that can sicken and harm them. Accident prevention and awareness is stressed.

(Grades K-6) (A Power Point Presentation)

 

YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: HEALTH and SAFETY HAZARDS TO AVOID

Heighten your awareness of dangerous places and things around you.

Learn how to prevent accidents before they happen.

(A Power Point Presentation)

Recommended for Adults

 

YOUR HANDS an INFECTION CONTROL LESSON

This presentation focuses on the importance of good hand washing and healthy lifestyle practices. Students learn how germs are spread and what they can do to be proactive in staying healthy. Reinforcement materials are provided to enhance the lesson.

(Grades Pre-K – 5)

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND YOUR PATIENT

This presentation is specifically designed to help medical personnel understand more about how conditions in the home environment can be the source of their patient’s woes.  Many health care workers are surprised at what they don't know! 

(A Power Point Presentation) for

 medical professionals and medical students.

 

WHAT'S BUGGING YOU

Creepy, crawly, visible and microscopic creatures that live in our homes, schools, workplaces and on our bodies can cause severe health problems. Learn to identify these little rascals and get them out of your hair (literally!), your environment and your life!

(A Power Point Presentation)

Recommended for Adults.

 

SENIOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

Keeping senior citizens healthy and safe in their homes so that they can live independently is a priority

for many community service agencies and personal caregivers.  Learn what to look for in the home that could lead to potential health and safety issues.  This presentation would complement professional enrichment sessions, personal care aid and home health care groups.

 

LIVING HEALTHY & LIVING SAFELY IN A SENIOR RESIDENCE

This power point presentation shows the way to be proactive in staying healthy and safe for senior apartment dwellers. Many health and safety topics are covered.

 

Before scheduling: Please check on time requirements needed for presentation and check for the availability of the date. 

For more information or to schedule a presentation, please call 439-7479 or email: theresa.mccabe@niagaracounty.com
 

Theresa McCabe is the Public Health Educator for the Environmental Health Division of the Niagara County Department of Health. As a former classroom teacher, actress and experienced public speaker, Theresa can capture the audience’s attention and make learning health and safety related topics a fun, interesting and memorable activity.  Most topics can be adapted to be of interest to any age group.

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