Clinton County, New York(Partner: National Association of County and City Health Officials)
Through ACHIEVE, Clinton County plans to establish a No Tobacco Use Policy on all Clinton County property; establish a pilot worksite wellness committee in one large local worksite; coordinate a membership policy initiative with two local wellness/recreation centers targeting large worksites; develop and adopt a revised master land use plan in Plattsburgh; establish at least three new farmer’s market sites; and provide a healthy communities training to all coalition members.
Clinton County is located in upstate New York. Its' northernmost border serves as a boundary with Canada, and the eastern border runs along Lake Champlain with adjacent counties to the south (Essex) and west (Franklin). The land area of Clinton County is 1,038.95 square miles, with 76.9 persons per square mile.
According to 2008 estimates, the population is 81,947. Persons under the age of five represent 4.7 percent of the population, persons under the age of 18 make up 18.4 percent, persons 65 years old and over make up 13.5 percent, and females account for 49.9 percent of the population. Just over 76 percent (76.4%) of persons over the age of 25 are high school graduates and 17.8 percent hold a Bachelor's degree or higher. There are approximately 13,862 individuals with a disability and the average travel time to work is 20.2 minutes. There are 34,490 housing units, with an ownership rate of 68.5 percent. Just over 22 percent (22.1%) of the housing units are multi-unit structures. The median value of owner occupied homes is $84,200. There are 29,423 households in Clinton County with 2.47 people per household. The median household income in 2007 was $45,462 and the per capita income was $17,946. Persons living below poverty in 2007 were 13.2 percent of the population.</p><p>The overall health of the residents of Clinton County is not unlike other rural counties in New York State. The leading causes of death can be attributed to the underlying risk factors of chronic disease, primarily tobacco use, lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition.