Visit ECDOH at the Erie County Fair! Free Health Screenings and Information

Modified: August 8, 2016 5:27pm

08/09/2016

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PRESS RELEASE

From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein

Date August 9, 2016

CONTACT: Mary C. St. Mary/Mary.StMary@Erie.Gov

Phone: 716.858.4941/ Mobile: 716.253.3925

 Visit ECDOH at the Erie County Fair!

Free Health Screenings & Information

 ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”) will be offering a variety of educational and informative activities throughout the twelve-day run of the 177th annual Erie County Fair.  The Health Department location is the Marketplace Building on 42nd Street at the Fair Grounds in Hamburg, NY.

“There will be numerous opportunities to learn important health information from our experts on various topics, including lead poisoning prevention, recommended immunizations for all ages and home and family emergency preparedness,” stated Dr. Gale R. Burstein, Erie County Commissioner of Health.  “This is a great opportunity for residents to have their questions answered directly by the experts from several programs of the Health Department.”logo

The ECDOH will offer several interactive educational activities and provide access to healthcare experts available to answer fairgoers’ basic health questions. Free health screenings, offered in collaboration with Catholic Health and the Erie County Cancer Services Program, will also be available.

Screenings will include:

  • Bone Density
  • Colon Cancer Screening using a FIT test
  • Blood Pressure

Educational Information & Experts on hand to answer questions about:

  • Lead-Safe and Healthy Housing
  • Vector Control (rats, mosquitoes)
  • Rabies
  • Opioid Epidemic Task Force
  • Opiate Task Force Parents Group     (8/11, 19 & 20)
  • STDs, Condom Use and PrEP
  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Pet Emergency Preparedness
  • Epidemiology—tracking the spread of infectious diseases
  • Lead Safe and Healthy Housing Initiative
  • Fire Safety
  • Recreational and Outdoor Safety
  • What to Do in Active Shooter Situation
  • Family Planning

In addition to the ECDOH, these Erie County departments will also be present at the Fair sharing their knowledge: 

  • Senior Services
    • Caregiver Resource Center
    • NY Connects
    • RSVP
    • Age-friendly Erie County initiatives
    • Wellness & Nutrition
  • Veterans Services
  • Erie County Committee on the Status of Women
  • Environmental Planning
    • Waste Water education
    • Sewage Management
    • Water Shed Habitat Restoration
    • Shoreline Trail
  • Office of the Disabled
  • Parks & Recreation Department
    • Emerald Ash Borer information
    • Fun things to do in Erie County Parks
    • Learn to Geocahe and Nature classes with Ranger Jerry (8/12)

“Also this year, members of our Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force will be on hand every day to explain the help and resources available. I encourage everyone to stop by to learn about all of the services available to Erie County residents,” concluded Burstein.

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For More Information:

Erie County Department of Health

Erie County Fair