Spring Into Health With Public Health

BINGHAMTON, NY - In conjunction with National Public Health Week, April 5-11, 2004, the Broome County Health Department will celebrate by tabling an event at the Oakdale Mall on Thursday, April 8, 2004 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the south court located in front of J.C. Penney.

"Public Health Week is an opportune time for the Broome County Health Department to show its commitment to inform, educate, and empower people about the health issues that impact our community," said Jan Chytilo, Director of Health Education for the Broome County Health Department. "We encourage all Broome County residents to take part in this special event."

Participants will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the services the Health Department provides. Visitors can also take part in one or more of the following activities that will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.:

  • water taste test;
  • bicycle helmet fitting demonstrations;
  • diabetic foot screenings; and
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings.

Residents can test their knowledge about general health issues, using one of the two user-friendly interactive computers that will be available. Participants can get give away items and also register to win one of many door prizes.

"Celebrating public health week is another way to show the community that the Health Department strives to work proactively in collaboration with the community to preserve, promote and protect the public health and quality of life of all Broome County residents," said Chytilo. "We are hopeful that the community comes out and joins us for what we feel will be an informative and fun filled day."

For more information about the event visit our website at www.goBroomeCounty.com/hd/.