For over 20 years the Healthy Neighborhoods Program has provided the residents of the City of Buffalo much needed assistance to make their homes free of environmental health and safety hazards. The program is funded by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and is completely FREE.
Health Inspectors/Educators visit selected neighborhoods "door to door" providing information, products and a home safety survey. In addition, safety inspections of all homes in the neighborhood are conducted to improve the quality of life in each neighborhood.
Home visits include information and a home assessment for
- Indoor Air Quality
- Asthma control
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Fire and burn safety
- Lead poisoning hazards
- Unintentional injury
- Smoking cessation
- Housing and property maintenance
- Home Safety
Following the home assessment, intervention products & services are given to each household depending on need and interest. These products include
- Smoke detectors & batteries
- Carbon monoxide detectors (to qualifying households)
- Child safety products
- Cleaning supplies
- Asthma trigger management supplies
- Radon test kits & testing services
- Referrals to partnering agencies
Referrals are made within the ECDOH and interdepartmentally to the Department of Senior Services; as well as to other agencies such as Joan A. Male Family Support Center, the City of Buffalo Mayors Impact Team and Catholic Charities WIC. Finally, if necessary, enforcement activities are initiated and followed through to completion.
Who Can Participate?
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program is available to anyone living in the following zip codes within the City of Buffalo: 14201, 14202, 14206, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14210, 14211, 14212, 14213 and 14215, 14218 (City of Lackawanna). Call the ECDOH at 716-961-6800 and ask for a FREE "Healthy Neighborhoods visit".
Healthy Neighborhoods Program
503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214