About the Wyandanch CAB
In 2021, the Long Island Chapter of the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers (NYSCHECK) created the Wyandanch Community Advisory Board (CAB) to identify and address the community health needs of regional children and youth.
In coming months, the CAB will provide guidance to:
- Identify local environmental hazards and community health resources.
- Review strategies to reduce exposures to hazards and expand access to health resources.
- Work with public health officials to reduce or eliminate sources of known pollution.
Updates & Local Community Events:
No Time to Waste Dinner and Game Show, Friday March 24th, 2023 6pm-8:30pm
Milton L Olive Middde School, Wyandanch. Download pdf flyer
Presented by The Earth Rangers (Facebook)
Gerald J Ryan Outreach Center Champions Health & Wellness Food Pantry Update
1434 Straight Path Wyandanch, New York, 11798
Download pdf flyer of Success Story
Presented by Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (Facebook)
Gerald R Ryan Outreach Center Baby Cafe in March 2023
Drop in Breast feeding Support Group
PDF Flyer in English and and Español
Presented by The BFREE Team (Facebook and Instagram) and Wyandanch Breastfeeding Support Group (Facebook)
SNAP ED NY Events Information in March 2023
SNAP-Ed NY teaches people how to shop for and cook healthy meals on a limited budget.
PDF Flyer in English and Español
PROJECT WARMTH Emergency Heating Assistance Information
As Long Island’s only non-governmental, island-wide emergency fuel fund, Project Warmth is a safety net for financially struggling individuals and families who are unable to pay their heating bill.
Download Wyandanch CAB Newsletters!
Wyandanch Case Statement
The Case Statement examines a subset of local concerns in Wyandanch and offers a variety of creative strategies for improving children’s health. We will use our Case Statement to broaden our network of partner organizations, empower youth, strengthen educational opportunities, seek opportunities for institutional reform, and deepen dialogue with elected officials and their staff.
Wyandanch CAB Highlights
Wyandanch is a hamlet in the Town of Babylon in Suffolk County, New York, United States.
Here is a video which asks the question: Why are asthma rates in Wyandanch so much higher than in surrounding areas?
Initial community conversations in 2021 identified Wyandanch for its high rates of asthma and the need to monitor local air quality to better understand the causes of local respiratory illnesses.
Those conversations also demonstrated a strong community commitment to tackle local issues using a holistic “total wellness” health model. This offers an opportunity for a deeper rethinking of health in coming years that aligns community health, regional economics, and environmental quality.
“Build back better” is a science-based framework for community and environmental resilience. The impacts of COVID19 revealed many gaps and deficiencies in the national and regional public health system. Solutions should include small incremental reforms as well as more visionary efforts to rethink the future of community well being and quality of life. We hope that this CAB can contribute to both.