Initiative the Product of Regional Coalition

“Oneida and Herkimer Counties Launch ‘Get Moving!’ and ‘MAINTAIN – Don’t Gain’ A campaign intended to address obesity and proper nutrition is the product of the Regional Health Council,(RHC), a collaborative born out of the 2009-2010 Regional Health Summit which conducted county-wide health assessments and prioritized health issues in both Oneida and Herkimer Counties. 

MVCC offers EPA’s Renovator Lead Safe Work Practices Training for Spanish Speakers

Mohawk Valley Community College will offer a special lead safety training class for Spanish speaking individuals. This training will meet the requirements for the 8-hour Initial Lead Renovators Certification which is required by the EPA of all contractors and landlords working in pre-1978 housing, schools, or child-occupied facilities.

UFD Partners With Lead Prevention Program on Home Inspections

“More than 300 Addresses Cited for Chipped, Peeling Paint” 
The exterior of more than 300 houses in some West Utica and Cornhill neighborhoods designated as ‘high risk’ for lead poisoning have been inspected by the Utica Fire Department over the past several months for chipped and peeling paint as part of a partnership program between the Oneida County Health Department and the City of Utica’s Rental Occupancy Permit program, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. said today.

County Honors Vets’ Service With Free Training

“Program Enhances Employment Opportunities’ 
In honor of our local Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan Oneida County’s Lead Primary Prevention (LLP) Program will make available two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training slots at no cost to returning vets seeking employment in construction, County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Highlights Local Threat to Children

“County’s Lead Primary Prevention Expands HEPA Vac Loaner Program” 
Ways to reduce the incidence of childhood lead poisoning caused by the ingestion of lead paint chips or the inhalation of lead-laden dust is the theme of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 24th through the 30th, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. said today.