The Broome County Health Department is responsible for preventing epidemics, injuries and the spread of diseases. The department offers protection against environmental hazards. It also provides disaster recovery and health assessment services. The Broome County Health Department diagnoses and investigates health-related issues and develops policies and plans. The department offers health information and education services. Its additional capabilities include law and regulation enforcement for the wellness of residents. The Broome County Health Department offers clinical services for the prevention of tuberculosis and communicable diseases. The department provides emergency preparedness and response, early intervention and immunization programs. It offers environmental health services that include water source protection, food inspection, sanitation, lead screening, and nuisance investigation and abatement. The department is governed by Broome County in New York.