State Health Commissioner Moves New Public Health Prevention Agenda Forward with Visit to Broome County

Highlights community's public health efforts in injury, obesity, and smoking prevention and cessation – three of the 10 priorities addressed in prevention agenda

New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., will be available to meet with press during the following events on Wednesday in recognition of National Public Health Week.

Wednesday, April 9

When:

  • 8 a.m.

Where:

  • NY Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, 6160 State Highway 28, Fly Creek

What:

  • Agricultural Injury Prevention: Commissioner Daines visits an agricultural injury prevention program with State Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Patrick Hooker; Dr. John May, Director of the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health; and William Streck, M.D., CEO of Bassett Healthcare.
  • Open Press

When:

  • 11:30 a.m.

Where:

  • Johnson City Middle School, 666 Reynolds Road, Johnson City

What:

  • Childhood Obesity Prevention: Commissioner Daines and
  • Broome County Health Director Claudia Edwards visit a childhood obesity prevention program focusing on increased opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating.
  • Limited Press (By invitation only): Contact Diane Mathis, 518-817-6198

When:

  • 1:30 p.m.

Where:

  • Security Mutual Life Insurance Co., 100 Court St., Binghamton

What:

  • Employer-Based Obesity Prevention: Commissioner Daines visits an employer-based program that provides employees with increased opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating.
  • Limited Press (By invitation only): Contact Diane Mathis, 518-817-6198

When:

  • 2:30 p.m.

Where:

  • Confluence Park (weather permitting); Binghamton City Hall (rain location).

What:

  • Press Conference: Commissioner Daines participates in press conference highlighting community efforts in Binghamton and Broome County to reduce obesity and prevent chronic disease by providing residents with increased opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating through the CDC-funded Steps to a Healthier NY program. Participants to include Binghamton Mayor Mathew Ryan; Broome County Executive Barbara Fiala; Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo; Assemblyman Clifford Crouch; Senator Thomas Libous; Pat Fell and Alan Wilmarth of BC Walks; and Melissa Klinko of Excellus – Shape Up Broome.
  • Open Press

When:

  • 3:30 p.m.

Where:

  • Broome County Health Department, 225 Front Street, Binghamton

What:

  • Smoking Prevention & Cessation: Commissioner Daines views tobacco control efforts with local youth coalition.
  • Open Press