Healthy Neighborhoods Program

In the News: New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program - Saving Lives, Saving Money

Studies confirm that the program improves asthma outcomes for low-income New Yorkers

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 27, 2017) A longstanding program run by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is helping people with asthma achieve better health, while also saving money and improving household conditions, according to three published studies by the NYSDOH and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) in Columbia, MD. Read more

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The New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) 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 for asthma, tobacco cessation, indoor air quality, lead, fire safety, and other environmental health hazards in selected communities throughout New York. The program targets housing in high-risk areas that are identified using housing, health, and socioeconomic indicators from census and surveillance data. The HNP uses a combination of door-to-door canvassing (roughly 67 percent of visits) and referrals (32 percent of visits) to reach residents in these high-risk areas. During a visit, the home is assessed for environmental health and safety issues. For problems or potential hazards identified during the visit, an outreach worker provides education (written and verbal), referrals and products to help residents correct or reduce housing hazards related to:

  • tobacco control
  • fire safety
  • lead poisoning prevention
  • indoor air quality
  • carbon monoxide poisoning
  • radon
  • ventilation and odors
  • temperature and humidity
  • cleaning and clutter
  • pests
  • mold/mildew and moisture
  • structural issues
  • asthma
  • other health and safety issues (e.g., injury prevention)

About 22 percent of homes receive an optional revisit. Revisits are typically scheduled 3-6 months after the initial visit. During a revisit, the home is reassessed and any new or ongoing problems or hazards are addressed.

What Counties Participate?

成人香蕉视频appEighteen counties and New York City are currently funded to provide services to residents in target neighborhoods. Services vary in each county. To learn more about who is eligible to participate or what services are available in each county, visit your county's website:

County Email / Contact Information Website
Albany Nancy Lerner
(518) 765-3521
Broome (607) 778-2847
(315) 252-4212
Clinton (518) 565-4870
(518) 828-3358, option #3
Cortland (607) 428-5410
Erie (716) 961-6800
Monroe (585) 753-5070 or
(585) 753-5073
New York City
(646) 632-6023
Niagara (716) 439-7479
Oneida (315) 798-5414 or
(315) 798-5064
(315) 435-5431 or
(315) 435-6600
Orange (845) 568-5257 or
(845) 568-5237
Rensselaer (518) 765-3512
Rockland (845) 364-3292 or
(845) 364-3290
(518) 386-2818
Tioga Lisa McCafferty, R.S., MPH
(607) 687-8600
Tompkins (607) 274-6688
Westchester (914) 813-5059