St. Lawrence County Health Initiative

St. Lawrence County Health Initiative

Serving: St. Lawrence, Oswego, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties

Website: https://gethealthyslc.org/

Facebook:

St. Lawrence Health Initiative, Inc. – https://www.facebook.com/healthinitiative
OCO – Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. – https://www.facebook.com/DidYouKnowItsOCO/

Contacts:

St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis Counties
Patti Hogle, Cancer Prevention in Action Coordinator
Patti Mason, Health Educator

Oswego County
Leanna Cleveland, Coordinator of Community Health
Carolyn Handville, Coordinator
Christina Wallace, Program Assistant

PO Box 5069
6439 State Highway 56
Potsdam, NY 13676
315-261-4760 x235
patti@gethealthyslc.org

About Us:

The focus of the Cancer Prevention in Action program is to raise awareness of the dangers of UV exposure from the sun and indoor tanning beds; work with local employers to provide a cancer screening paid time off benefit to employees; educate parents, young adults, teens, and providers on the importance of the HPV vaccine as cancer prevention.

Sun Safety Policies

  • Town of Colton
  • Jefferson County Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Gouverneur Learning and Activity Center
  • Community Broadcasters
  • Potsdam Chamber of Commerce
  • Watertown Family YMCA
  • Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Norwood Beach
  • Norwood Village Green
  • St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
  • Massena Recreation Department
  • Trillium Wellness Center
  • Friends of Fulton Park
  • VanDusen Exteriors
  • Recreation Park
  • Van Buran Park
  • Breitbeck Park
  • Emerald Crest Golf Course

Paid Time-off for Cancer Screening Policies

City of Oswego – expanded PTO policy to 8 hours/year

Cancer Prevention Awareness Months

October 2019 – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

December 2-6, 2019 – Cancer Screen Week

January 2020 – National Cervical Health Awareness Month

February 4, 2020 – World Cancer Prevention Day

March 2020 – Colorectal Cancer Awareness

May 22, 2020 – Skin Cancer Prevention Don’t Fry Day

July 2020 – UV Safety Month

August 2020 – Immunization Awareness Month

Office Locations

St. Lawrence County Health Initiative
6439 NY-56
Potsdam, NY 13676
ph: (315) 261-4760
St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis Counties
Patti Hogle, Cancer Prevention in Action Coordinator
Patti Mason, Health Educator

Oswego County
Leanna Cleveland, Coordinator of Community Health
Carolyn Handville, Coordinator
Christina Wallace, Program Assistant

PO Box 5069
6439 State Highway 56
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 261-4760 x235
patti@gethealthyslc.org