Lead Safe Orange
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Newburgh has one of the highest frequencies of lead burdened cases in New York State. Last year the Orange County Health Commissioner designated census tracts 3, 4 and 5 in the city of Newburgh as areas of “high risk.” The primary goal of Primary Prevention Program (PPP) involves identifying housing at greatest risk of lead-paint hazards. This program is working towards developing partnerships and community engagement
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) is a primary prevention program providing public health services to targeted geographic areas with a high rate of documented unmet environmental health needs. HNP staff provides education, literature and incentives to residents to assist in identifying and methods to control lead hazards, asthma triggers and management, tobacco cessation, indoor air quality, fire safety and other healthy