Media Advisory: State Health Commissioner to Visit Allegany, Cattaraugus, Wyoming Counties Thursday to Highlight Local Public Health Activities During National Public Health Week

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 7, 2010) – As part his 15-county National Public Health Week tour, State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., will participate in local public health activities in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties on Thursday, April 8.

Belmont, Allegany County

8:30 a.m. – H1N1 RESPONSE RECOGNITION AWARD

Commissioner Daines will present an H1N1 Response Recognition Award to Allegany County Public Health Director Lori Ballengee and discuss local public health initiatives.

Location: 7 Court St., Belmont NY 14813

OPEN PRESS

Wellsville, Allegany County

9:15 a.m – WIC CLINIC

Commissioner Daines will visit a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinic to discuss nutrition and obesity prevention for pregnant women and children as well as other public health activities conducted at the clinic.

Location; WIC Clinic, 3453B State Rt. 417 East, Wellsville, NY 14895

OPEN PRESS

Olean, Cattaraugus County

11:15 p.m. – H1N1 RESPONSE RECOGNITION AWARD

Commissioner Daines will present an H1N1 Response Recognition Award to Cattaraugus County Public Health Director Kevin D. Watkins, M.D., and discuss local public health initiatives.

Location: 1 Leo Moss Dr., Olean, NY 14760

OPEN PRESS

Gowanda, Cattaraugus County

12:45 p.m – EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Commissioner Daines will tour areas of Tri-County Hospital that were impacted by the 2009 flood and discuss local public health agencies' response in public health emergencies.

Location: Tri-County Hospital, 100 Memorial Dr., Gowanda, 14070

OPEN PRESS

1:30 p.m. – SAFE DRINKING WATER

Commissioner Daines will tour the Village of Gowanda Water Treatment Plant.

Location: 1 Industrial Pl., Gowanda, NY 14070

OPEN PRESS

Silver Springs, Wyoming County

3:30 p.m. – H1N1 RESPONSE RECOGNITION AWARD

Commissioner Daines will present an H1N1 Response Recognition Award to Wyoming County Public Health Director Gregory J. Collins, DO, and discuss local public health initiatives.

Location: 5362 Mungers Mill Rd., Silver Springs, NY 14550.

OPEN PRESS

Bliss, Wyoming County

4:15 p.m – AIR QUALITY AND GREEN ENERGY

Commissioner Daines will tour a wind farm. Joined by Town of Eagle Supervisor Joe Kushner.

Location: 3468 East Main St., Bliss, NY 14024

OPEN PRESS