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/

Who We Are:

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

We're Taking Action

Taking Action Against Skin Cancer is as easy as 1,2,3
  1. Consider your current Sun Safety practices with CPiA provided assessment tools.
  2. Work with CPiA to draft a Sun Safety policy.
  3. Put the policy into action.

Contact Patti Hogle at patti@gethealthyslc.org or call 315-261-4760 ext. 235 for more information on how to adopt your own Sun Safety Policy.

Paid Time-off for Cancer Screening Policies

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

What's New in Cancer Prevention

Researcher Studies Current Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer (American Cancer Society)
NYS Department of Health Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations
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HPV vaccine significantly lowers risk of cervical cancer, large study finds (NBC News)
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HPV Vaccination and the Risk of Invasive Cervical Cancer (New England Journal of Medicine)
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Cancer Prevention Awareness Months

January – National Cervical Health Awareness Month

February 4th – World Cancer Prevention Day

March – Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Friday before Memorial Day in May – Skin Cancer Prevention Don’t Fry Day

July – UV Safety Month

August – Immunization Awareness Month

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1st Week of December – Cancer Screen Week

Office Locations

St. Lawrence County Health Initiative
6439 NY-56
Potsdam, NY 13676
ph: (315) 261-4760

Contact Us

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