Media Advisory: State Health Commissioner to Visit Seneca, Yates, Schuyler Counties on Wednesday to Highlight Local Public Health Activities During National Public Health Week

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2010) – As part of his 15-county National Public Health Week tour, State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., will participate in local public health activities in Seneca, Yates and Schuyler counties on Wednesday, April 7.

Waterloo, Seneca County

8:30 a.m – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

Commissioner Daines will tour the Seneca Meadows Landfill and Seneca Energy operations and observe operations to convert landfill gas into renewable energy. Joined by Seneca Meadows Landfill Site Manager Don Gentilcore.

Location: 1786 Salcman Road, Waterloo 13165.

OPEN PRESS

10:40 a.m. – H1N1 RESPONSE RECOGNITION AWARD

Commissioner Daines will present an H1N1 Response Recognition Award to Seneca County Public Health Director Vickie Swineheart and discuss local public health initiatives.

Location: 31 Thurber Dr., Waterloo, NY 13165

OPEN PRESS

Dundee, Yates County

Noon – NEIGHBORHOOD SELF-RELIANCE/H1N1 RECOGNITION AWARD

Commissioner Daines will learn about the Dundee Neighborhood Project funded through the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, which seeks to improve physical, social and economic health of the area. He will also present an H1N1 Response Recognition Award to Yates County Public Health Director Deborah Minor. Joined by Beth Harper, Director of the Dundee Neighborhood Project.

Location: Dundee Neighborhood Project, 15 Main St., Dundee, NY 14837

OPEN PRESS

Watkins Glen, Schuyler County

4:00 p.m. – PREVENTING UNDERAGE DRINKING

Commissioner Daines will meet with members of the Schuyler County Commission on Underage Drinking to learn about their efforts to reduce youth alcohol use. Joined by Schuyler County Public Health Director Marcia Kasprzyk and Commission members.

Location: Schuyler County Home Health Agency, 106 S. Perry Street, Suite 4, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

OPEN PRESS

5:00 p.m. – H1N1 RESPONSE RECOGNITION AWARD

Commissioner Daines will present an H1N1 Response Recognition Award to Schuyler County Public Health Director Marcia Kasprzyk and discuss local public health initiatives.

Location: Schuyler County Home Health Agency, 106 S. Perry St., Suite 4, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

OPEN PRESS

Montour Falls, Schuyler County

6:30 p.m. – RABIES PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

Commissioner Daines will visit the Montour Town Barn to observe pet Rabies Clinic operations. He will be joined by Public Health Director Marcia Kasprzyk.

Location: 135 Havanna Glen Rd., Montour Falls, NY 14865

OPEN PRESS