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New Grant – Creating Healthy Schools and Communities

Posted on: September 28th, 2015 by Glenn

The Heart Network is pleased to announce one of our newest grants. Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant, NYS Department of Health, will provide $250,000 annually for five years to implement strategies to combat obesity and other chronic diseases in three high needs school districts and their surrounding communities.  The districts are Brushton-Moira, Malone and Read the Rest…

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May Was Walk and Bike to School Month

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by Glenn

Last month, the Franklin County Safe Routes to School Committee in partnership with the North Country Healthy Heart Network sponsored ‘Walk and Bike to School Month in Franklin County.  The month long promotion consisted of scheduled ‘walk to school days’ and walking and biking events at Davis, Flanders, and St. Joes’ Elementary School’s in Malone Read the Rest…

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Drop in Youth Smoking Rates Doesn’t Mean It’s All Good News

Posted on: June 28th, 2015 by Glenn

In a press release dated June 8, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the prevalence of smoking among high school students has dropped to an all-time low of 7.3 percent.  While these findings suggest that New York State Bureau of Tobacco Control strategies to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among youth are working, the Read the Rest…

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The North Country’s Army of Tobacco Treatment Specialists Grows

Posted on: June 28th, 2015 by Glenn

The North Country Healthy Heart Network, with funds secured from the American Lung Association, sponsored attendance of three more North Country providers at Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS) training last week. Two staff from Adirondack Health and a nurse case manager from Northern Adirondack Medical Home attended the five-day training at Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program Read the Rest…

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Behavioral Health Providers Attend Tobacco Treatment Workshop

Posted on: June 28th, 2015 by Glenn

North Country behavioral health systems were well represented at a June 18th workshop presented by Dr. Jill Williams, Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  The workshop, titled “Treating Tobacco in Mental Health Settings,” was attended by approximately 75 people, including nine North Country providers representing Behavioral Health Read the Rest…

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