Health Education

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Car Seat Distribution

Car Seat Program Brochure PDF

Don't have a Car Seat but need one? 
Parents and guardians of children that live in Washington County may be able to get a car sea and a lesson on how to put the seat in right for no cost, if they receive:
            *WIC           *Medicaid            *Public Assistance           *Food Stamps
            * Head Start         *Social Security           *Community Maternity Services

Car Seat Fitting Station


Have a car seat but need help putting it in? 
Washington County Public Health has a car seat technician that can check the car seat you have to see if it is safe to use and show you how to use it right.  If a seat is not safe, a new seat may be given for a donation. 
This program is provided to any Washington County resident, regardless of income.

Car Seat Programs are provided through a grant from the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

Not a Washington County resident?  Search for a Car Seat Technician where you live....
   National Child Passenger Certification Find A  Tech
  
Did you know most people think they're using the right child car seat for their kids ... but they are not?
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Coats and Car Seats Don't Mix

Check out this video about coats and car seats and find out why Coats and Car Seats Don't Mix: Coats and Car Seats Don't Mix Video

Click on Image Below to SafeKids' Ultimate Car Seat Guide

Ultimate car seat guide

Bike Safety & Helmet Distribution

The same criteria for Car Seat Distribution applies for Bike Helmet distribution. 

We do distribution at the office and we partner with many local EMS groups to distribute in the community. See Bike Helmet Brochure for more information.

Bike Rodeos - Schools/Organizations may request a bike rodeo.  The objective of the rodeo is to increase children's awareness of bicycle safety rules and provide them with a chance to practice and improve their bicycle driving skills.

Click here for How to Fit a Bike Helmet from NHTSA.

Sharing the Road can be tricky.  Motorists and Bicyclists can learn more about Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws to better understand how sharing the road works. Click here for the NYSAMPO Fact Sheet to learn more!

New York Bicycling Coalition Sharing the Road Video

Click here for the NYBC video "Sharing the Road- Bicycle Law in New York."   The video is broken into two parts.  

Part 1:  Understand New York State vehicle and traffic laws and how they pertain to motorists when driving in the vicinity of bicyclists.  

Part 2: Understand New York State vehicle and traffic laws and how they pertain to bicyclists when operating their bicycles on public roadways. 

For other videos from NYBC, including Trail Use, Locking up, Signaling, Helmet fit and more, visit: NYBC Educational Videos

See and Be Seen!

Think cars can see you when you walk at night?  Check out this 30 Second Pedestrian Safety video from the NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee to see the difference between wearing different colored clothes and reflective materials.

Pedestrian Safety (Walking Safety)

Public Health wants everyone walking to be safe!  

Road to Safety: This presentation is an interactive way for everyone to learn about walking and biking safely.  Presentation can be provided to schools or community groups.  

Safety Vest program.

Our Safety Vest Program can get you a Reflective Safety Vest that you can wear when you are out and about.

We have partnered with many local EMS, Police Departments and Fire Departments to help get the vests out into the community. Check out the flyer for full list of partners and their contact info: Safety Vest Flyer

Visit New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee website for laws, resources and more: http://safeny.ny.gov/peds-ndx.htm

For tips on Walking Safely and Driving Safely around Pedestrians, visit NHTSA's Pedestrian Safety Website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety

Click Below to Watch NHTSA's Walking Safely Video

Walking Safely

Click Below to Watch NHTSA's Driving Safely Video

Driving Safely Around Pedestrians and Bikes

 

Presentations


• Groups/Organizations can request presentations on a variety of topics.  Take a look at some samples of presentations that our Health Educators have ready for your organization. 
Health Ed Programming List Updated 1-2019


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Healthy Life Style Challenges
Work with our Health Educator to set up a Healthy Life Style Challenge for yourself or a group.  Challenges can be 4, 6  or 8 weeks long and can be focused on getting more activity, eating better, getting enough water or a combination of all of those.  Here is a list of just some of our challenges:
 
  • "Stepping Stars"/"Step By Step"/"Step Into Spring" - 4 week pedometer programs
  • Healthy Living Challenge - easy 6 week fitness and nutrition incentive program
  • "Every Body! Every Day!" - 6 week campaign to develop lifelong habit of daily exercise
  • Walktober - fun filled walking program
  • Step Into Summer - take advantage of warmer weather and longer daylight
  • Kids Healthy Habits Calendar- Kids can check off if they have eaten fruits and veggies, put on deodorant, brushed their teeth etc. 
Wellness Coaching - work one-on-one with a Health Educator to help you determine your wellness vision, set your goals and track your progress.

Our Health Educators are a great resource for whatever healthy behavior you are trying to work on.  They can give you ideas, find you brochures, and help you set up your wellness goals.

Worksite Wellness
Our Health Educator can work with any size employers in Washington County to establish Wellness programming for their employees.

HIV Counseling & Testing Program

In-Office Testing By Appointment: HIV Test Counselors at Public Health offer Anonymous and Confidential HIV Advance Rapid 1/2 Antibody counseling and testing by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Please call 518-746-2400 to make an appointment.

Not sure if you need to be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS?  Please call and ask or visit:  Say Yes to the HIV Test
 
You will find HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) testing locations and contact information for counseling.

Warren/Washington County Free Walk-In Clinic: Washington County and Warren County partner up to hold a Free HIV/STD clinic together every Tuesday!
Walk- In Clinic Hours: 6:00pm-7:00pm  No Appointment needed!
Location: Warren County Public Health Office, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845 (Exit 20) (Back of building, entrance #6)
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CDC STD Page: https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm

CDC HIV Page: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html