Broome County Health Department

About Us

Serving: Broome and Tioga Counties

Broome County Health Department Vision:

Broome County will be distinguished as a community that maximizes the opportunity for all people to take responsibility for their own well-being and achieve their optimal quality of life.  The health of the community will also be enhanced by a community wide partnership of organizations that will assess, prioritize, and take action on initiatives to improve specific public health indicators and measures of community health status.

CPiA Goals:

The Broome County Health Department has partnered with local businesses, school districts, healthcare organizations, and the Tioga County Health Department for work on the Community Cancer Prevention in Action Grant. The main focus areas of the grant are to: educate the public, especially youth, about the dangers of UV exposure; work with local employers to allow and promote paid time off for cancer screenings for their employees; and promote the HPV vaccination and education surrounding the HPV virus and the cancers it can cause.

Contact Us

Broome Contact:

Mary McFadden, Supervising Public Health Educator

225 Front Street

Binghamton, NY, 13905

Mary.McFadden@BroomeCounty.us

607-778-3929

 

Tioga Contact:

Laura Bennett, Public Health Educator

1062 State Route 38

Owego, NY, 13827

BennettLa@co.tioga.ny.us

607-687-8619

 

 

Environmental Changes

Take a look at some environmental changes our partners made!

Events

Come talk to us at these events:

Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions on gatherings of 50+ people, Broome County Health Department and Tioga County Health Department will be limiting the amount of events we will be attending.

Thank you for your patience and continuous support during this time.

Upcoming Observances

Welcome Summer and Warmer Weather!

It’s the start of the summer, with warmer weather and the sun’s coming out.  The sun’s rays emits UV radiation, the biggest risk factor for skin cancer. Skin cancer is easily preventable, and the following tips can be used to stay sun safe.

Sun Safety Tips:

  • Avoid the sun during peak times between 10am and 4pm
  • Wear protective clothing such as: long sleeved shirts, hats with wide brims, sunglasses with full spectrum coverage
  • Seek shade whenever possible
  • Wear sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher

When wearing sunscreen, make sure you apply 20 minutes before you plan on going outside and reapply every 2 hours. An average adult needs about 1 ounce of sunscreen for full coverage.

Here are some great websites with more skin cancer information:

Test your sun safety “IQ” with the American Cancer Society Sun Safety quiz: Sun Safety Quiz

Want some ways for the kids to stay busy and learn to be sun safe? Download some of the Ray and the Sunbeatables coloring pages here!

Show off your sun safe selfie!

  • Take a picture of yourself using sun protection
  • Post it on social media
  • Practice what you post! Continue using sun protection throughout the year.

Share this sun safe selfie flyer with others to encourage them to post their own sun safe selfie!

Sun Safe Selfie Flyer

If you are an organization and are interested in adopting a sun safety, please contract our CPiA Coordinator Mary at 607-778-3929 or our Community Coordinator Kristin at 607-778-2841

Office Locations

Broome County Health Department
225 Front St
Binghamton, NY 13905
ph: (607) 778-3930
Contact: Mary McFadden, Supervising Public Health Educator
225 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
mmcfadden@co.broome.ny.us