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Southern Tier Receives $2 Million Dollars under the Public Health Improvement Plan (PHIP) grant -

posted Apr 3, 2015, 8:08 AM by Josie Maroney
The Southern Tier Receives $2 Million Dollars under the Public Health Improvement Plan (PHIP) grant to kick-off during Public Health Week April 6th-12th - 2015 Theme: Become the Healthiest Nation in One Generation:

(Binghamton, NY) Each year, during the first full week of April, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. This year's overall theme is: "Become the Healthiest Nation in One Generation" with daily themes that focus on ways public health can support this concept.

To kick off National Public Health Week 2015 the Broome County Health Department will be hosting a press conference at 10:00 a. on Monday, April 6 to highlight the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP). The PHIP is a public health program that focuses on chronic disease prevention and population health disparities using local partnerships and the Health Information Exchange (HIE).

The $2 million dollar PHIP award covers the counties of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Tioga, and Tompkins. The contractor for the program is HealthLinkNY.

For more information on PHIP go to http://www.health.ny.gov/community/programs/population_health_improvement

For more information on Public Health Week go to http://www.nphw.org/2015

Source: Broome County Health Department, April 2, 2015
Contact: Claudia Edwards, Public Health Director, 607-778-2802
Contact: Susan Stuard, Director - Public Health Improvement Plan, 845-896-4726, ext. 3018
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