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> Ted Schiele Honored By New York State Health Department

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Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director


Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Theresa Lyczko at (607) 274-6714 or Sigrid Connors at 274- 6603


Ted Schiele Honored By New York State Health Department

(ITHACA, N.Y., June 27, 2013) —Ted Schiele, Planner/Evaluator and Tobacco Control Program Coordinator was recognized recently by the New York State Department of Health in its Public Health Works! campaign.

The Tompkins County Health Department nominated Mr. Schiele in 2012 for his various contributions to the health and safety of Tompkins County residents. He joined the Department thirteen years ago in the Health Promotion Program where he has been involved in worksite wellness, emergency preparedness, and promotion of the Department’s many programs.

As the Tobacco Control Program Coordinator, he collaborated with key stakeholders to promote tobacco free policies which were established in the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County government properties. The impact is significant. Ted developed the T-Free Zone – Tobacco Free Tompkins brand that is seen all over the County at schools, worksites, stores, health care facilities and community agencies. He is committed to supporting environmental and policy change through education, outreach and coalition building.

The Public Health Works! campaign raises awareness of the essential services that public health workers and the public health system provide to the residents of New York State.  While community residents recognize the importance of public health, they aren't always aware of what it is or how it touches their lives.


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