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Tobacco Treatment Specialists Accepting Provider Referrals

Posted on: March 31st, 2016 by Glenn

A growing number of North Country medical and mental health providers have access to the support of a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). Primarily with the support of funds secured by the North Country Healthy Heart Network, a total of eight health professionals have now been trained as Tobacco Treatment Specialists, and that number is expected Read the Rest…

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Staff Moderate State-Wide Complete Streets Discussion

Posted on: March 31st, 2016 by Glenn

In January, Jamie Konkoski, Program Manager, moderated the “Complete Streets Needs of Rural Areas,” break-out session during the state-wide convening of Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) grantees. Jamie began the session with an overview of the various types of policies, plans, projects and promotions that are relevant to implementing Complete Streets in rural areas. Read the Rest…

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School Project Advisor – Spotlight

Posted on: March 31st, 2016 by Glenn

Meet Bethany Perry, a 5th grade teacher from Davis Elementary in Malone. She is just one of 10 School Project Advisors (SPAs) recruited by the Healthy Heart Network to act as a champion for her school. Our SPAs are an integral part of Creating Healthy Schools and Communities in that they help to provide insight Read the Rest…

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Fit Pix Convenience Store Update

Posted on: March 31st, 2016 by Glenn

The Fit Pix Convenience Store Project is well underway with 5 stores signing Memorandums of Understanding in March! Three stores are veterans of the Creating Healthy Places Fit Pix initiative. These include: Mad Joe’s in Moira, Lizzie Ann’s in Constable and The Village Market in Burke. New participants are Pal’s Pit Stop in Malone and Read the Rest…

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Staff Travels to Albany for Obesity Prevention Meeting

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 by Glenn

During the last week of January the Heart Network’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities, CHSC, staff joined other grantees from around the state at the New York State Department of Health and the Obesity Prevention Center for Excellence’s annual meeting. During the two-day conference, grantees heard from a variety of prestigious speakers including Michael Baran Read the Rest…

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