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Tompkins County Health Department, Health Promotion Program

AKA (Also Known As):
55 Brown Road
Ithaca, NY  14850
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Program Director and TCHD Public Information Officer (PIO)
A key role of the Health Promotion Program(HPP) is to educate the public, health care practitioners and policy makers about the importance of prevention. Prevention of the leading chronic diseases helps to reduce health care costs, increases the quality of individual lives and contributes to the maintenance of a healthy community. HPP promotes healthy eating, regular physical activity and avoidance of tobacco to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. Program focus is on organizational change to support healthy behaviors, promotion of smoke-free environments (including a list of smoke-free housing on the Tobacco-Free Tompkins Web Site), asthma management and control, and injury prevention. HPP identifies leading health indicators, community health issues and concerns and describes available and needed health services through the Community Health Assessment available to the community. http://www.tompkins-co.org/wellness/tobaccofree/

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