The Healthy Neighborhood Program, funded by the New York State Department of Health is a program to help improve and maintain the personal health and environmental living conditions of residents living in select neighborhoods in Westchester County.
Program receives 2011 National Environmental Leadership Award
Westchester County’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program was a piloting partner in the New York State Department of Health’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program which has just achieved national recognition with the 2011 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Healthy Neighborhoods Program makes home visits in targeted neighborhoods with older housing stock to address asthma triggers, indoor air quality, lead poisoning prevention and other home safety concerns.
The goal of the program is to promote healthy neighborhoods by keeping residents aware of the variety of medical, social and environmental services available to them locally. The program also helps residents make contact with services that suit their needs.
Outreach staff visit residents to discuss the medical and social services available in their community. At the residents request, an inspection of their home is also performed to be sure that no environmental health hazards or problems exist. If environmental health hazards or problems do exist, our staff will direct you to the agency best able to help. For more information, call (914) 231-2533.