What is the
Healthy Neighborhoods Program and How Does it Work?
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) is a grant funded program designed to help
improve the personal health, safety, and environmental living conditions of
residents within Clinton County. HNP is able to do this through health and
safety surveys that are conducted with participants of the program. The
survey takes place at the home of the participant and takes approximately 30 minutes
The survey covers
4 main topics: fire safety, lead, indoor air quality, and asthma. Based on the outcome of the survey, and program eligibility, HNP
may be able to provide the participant with a variety of safety products as
well as health and safety education.
Some of the safety products include:
detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers (to income
safety products such as cabinet locks, shock stoppers and safety gates.
Asthma safety materials such as allergen barrier mattress and pillow covers,
as well as dust wipes and other cleaning supplies.
safety products such as water bottles, first aid kits, flashlights,
nightlights, and non-slip bath
Some of the topics covered in the Health
and Safety Education are:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Fire Burn Safety
Along with providing safety products and
education the Healthy Neighborhoods Program can make referrals for the
participant to other Clinton County agencies/ programs that HNP feels the
participant could benefit from.
Why Healthy Neighborhoods?
Whether you are a homeowner or renter,
the HNP is designed to make county residents aware of the variety of health,
social, and environmental services available; we strive to improve the
overall level of health, safety, and environmental living conditions within
Do I Have to Take the
Survey to Obtain the Healthy Neighborhoods’ Safety Items?
Yes. Our program guidelines state that we must go inside the home and
complete a survey before providing any information or products.
Something to Keep in Mind
Although the Healthy Neighborhoods
Program Educators are in your home, remember that we are not there to judge
or be invasive. If you have questions or concerns with anything in your
home, we will gladly help you with any problems and refer you to local
agencies or programs if we cannot assist you. Any identifying markers you
provide us with—such as your name, address, or phone number—are kept
confidential within our program. Only staff from the HNP have access to this
information. The only information provided to the public are the survey
questions, but without your name, address, or phone number. Only with
permission, will we make referrals in which your name and phone number will
How Much Does it Cost to
Participate in the Healthy Neighborhoods Program?
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program
is a New York State grant funded program that is FREE to all Clinton County
residents regardless of age or income. The only products that we distribute
in which there are income guidelines to follow are with the smoke detectors,
carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers. But these are still
provided to the home with no costs.
It’s Free But are there Income Requirements to Participate in your Program?
The program is income eligible, but it is FREE
to participate. The only products that we distribute in which, depend on
one’s income, are the smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire
extinguishers. We use the same income guidelines as the WIC Program and
HEAP. However, all other products that we distribute (first aid kits,
flashlights, water bottles, child safety products, or asthma safety
materials) are not based upon the household income.
How Do I Set up an Appointment with the Healthy Neighborhoods Program?
To receive more information or set up a
visit with a Healthy Neighborhoods educator, call or
visit us at:
Clinton County Health Department
Health Education Unit
133 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel: (518) 565-4870
Health Info Line: (518) 565-4490