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Healthy Neighborhoods Program

The Schenectady County Healthy Neighborhoods Program is FREE home visiting program providing residents education on how to reduce housing-related illness and injury. The program is committed to creating healthier neighborhoods one home at a time by reducing environmental health and safety issues in the home.

What is the Healthy Neighborhoods Program?

Healthy Neighborhoods provides education and resources to tenants and homeowners on how to keep a safe and healthy home. Individuals are educated on the following topics:

Fire Safety

Lead Poisoning Prevention



Tobacco Control

Falls Prevention

Child Safety

Indoor Air Quality

Participants receive training on maintaining a healthy and safe home, with the main goal of educating and empowering them to take responsibility for their homes and neighborhoods.

How does a home visit work? 

photo: Public health employee at the door of a home and greeted by male and female couple during at a home visit.
  • Participants are contacted on a first come first serve basis and a brief interview is conducted over the phone to better understand the needs of the home. 
  • Then staff schedule a day and time to go to the participant's home to better understand the individual's concerns and provide education and health/safety supplies.
  • At the end of the home visit, relevant referrals/resources are provided to the participant to address their concerns if necessary.  

If you are interested in having a free home visit done, please contact the Schenectady County Healthy Neighborhoods Program at 518-386-2818.