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Schuyler County Public Health’s Chronic Disease Program has been awarded a New York State Incentive Award for meeting the statewide performance standards. They are one of 20 local health departments in the state to score high enough to be awarded the full monetary award amount.“The community’s willingness to work with us made this award possible”, says Marcia Kasprzyk, Schuyler County Public Health Director. “We have been working with our community to improve the health of all”.The award money will be used to further support Schuyler County Public Health and Schuyler Hospital’s work on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP was developed by Schuyler County Public Health and Schuyler Hospital in partnership with the S2AY Rural Health Network and the community to address the health issues facing Schuyler County residents. One of the CHIP’s goals that will be supported by the award is to increase the number of residents who get needed screenings like mammograms, colonoscopies, and blood pressure checks.Schuyler County Public Health's mission is to protect and empower the community to be safe, healthy and prepared. Schuyler County Public Health’s vision is a connected community of healthy people and safe places.For more information, visit Schuyler County Public Health online at www.schuylercounty.us/publichealth or follow Schuyler County Public Health on Facebook and Twitter.