Cayuga County Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) is a grant funded by the New York State Department of Health that works to reduce risks within homes of disadvantaged individuals related to fire and injury, asthma, lead poisoning, and indoor air concerns. Targeted areas include the City of Auburn (Census Tract #421), the Town of Mentz, and the Town of Montezuma.
The Cayuga County Health Department will partner with the Cayuga Community Health Network and local fire departments to conduct in-home assessments to ensure individuals are living in a healthy environment. These in-home assessments will be at the owner and/or tenant's discretion. Upon evaluation of the living environment, residents may be provided with information, educational materials, and supplies to create a healthier living area as well as referrals to partnering agencies. Re-visits will be made to those homes in which safety products are provided.
Staff will be canvassing targeted areas throughout the course of the year to conduct these in-home assessments.