Healthy Neighborhoods Program

Working with the Albany County Department of Health and the Rensselaer County Department of Health, Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County has launched the Healthy Neighborhoods Program. This free health and safety program is available to residents in targeted zip codes-

Albany County with ZIP Codes:  12202,12206,12208,12209,12210 and the cities of Cohoes & Watervliet

Rensselaer County with ZIP Codes:  12180,12182, and 12144 and the villages of Castleton, Hoosick Falls & Nassau (12202, 12206, 12208, 12209, 12210) and Rensselaer (12180, 12182, 12144) counties. 

Trained Healthy Neighborhoods Program educators schedule a home visit and identify environmental hazards by asking residents questions from a standardized assessment form. Residents are educated about these concerns and provided referrals and follow up resources. Free cleaning, safety, and health products are also distributed to improve the home living environment. For more information and to schedule a home visit call 518-765-3521 or register online at


Nancy Lerner
Community Resource Development Issue Leader
(518) 765-3521

Last updated April 2, 2020