Single Source Procurement: Healthy Neighborhoods

Pursuant to New York State Finance Law § 163.10(b), The New York State Department of Health is presenting the following summary of relevant circumstances, and material and substantial reasons why a competitive procurement was not feasible. The New York State Department of Health Healthy Neighborhoods Program has made a determination to issue a Single Source Procurement to 17 eligible grantees to support ongoing currently funded projects.

The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) is designed to provide preventive environmental health services to targeted geographic areas. These areas sometimes include environmental justice communities and are usually home to at-risk populations including low-income and minority families, living in homes and neighborhoods with a disproportionate number of residential hazards. The Healthy Neighborhoods Program provides grants to local health departments to address significant public health issues in targeted areas to provide a healthier home environment for the citizens of New York State. The program emphasizes reducing residential injuries, childhood lead poisoning, hospitalizations due to asthma, and exposure to indoor air pollutants. The HNP was originally a primary prevention program that began in New York State in 1985. Since its inception, the program has evolved from a housing sanitation, injury prevention, rodent control, and building code violation program to a model public health healthy home assessment program.

The HNP revolves around a door-to-door approach and a residential home environmental health assessment. By implementing a door-to-door approach in select target areas, many homes can be reached for identification of existing and potential environmental health hazards with a minimal expenditure of resources. During the home assessments, potential health hazards are identified and recorded. Where asthmatic residents are identified, a more detailed asthma trigger assessment is performed. If environmental health hazards are identified, intervention products and educational materials are provided, and appropriate referrals are made to other agencies or community groups.

Procurement / Program Name Healthy Neighborhoods
Contractor Name(s) Multiple Contractors - See attached List
Contract Period 4/1/2021 – 3/31/2022
Contract Number Various Contract Numbers - See attached list