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Silver Lining to Smoking Incident in Bangor

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by Glenn

Last month, the Town of Bangor faced an unfortunate incident involving the Bangor Sports Director, Richard Debyah’s, tobacco use during a girl’s softball game. Debyah continued to smoke even after he was advised by the umpire to stop – as tobacco use violates one of the Women of the Moose’s softball rules. During the July 8th  Bangor Read the Rest…

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NCHHN Hosts Bike Safety Week

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by Glenn

Earlier this month, the Franklin County Safe Routes to School Program in association with the North Country Healthy Heart Network hosted a week long biking and walking safety course as part of the Saranac Lake Area Youth Program at Petrova School.  You can see photos from the event and more in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

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Congress for New Urbanism

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by Glenn

Last month Heartnetwork program manager Jamie Konkoski attended the Congress for New Urbanism in Buffalo.  You can read some of her takeaways at Get Out and Live North Country.

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Surgeon General – Walking and Cooking are Our Patriotic Duties

Posted on: June 26th, 2014 by Glenn

In a recent interview Boris Luschniak, the acting Surgeon General of the United States made an eloquent and inspiring case for making HEALTH a priority, within our institutions AND within ourselves.  In 4 minutes, he boiled down everything the Heart Network strives to achieve in our daily work.  His brief words are ones we can Read the Rest…

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Big Public Health Win for Tobacco Sales

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by Glenn

This week, Tobacco Couponing at the Point of Sale took a big hit, and public health efforts took a big win.  a NYC District Court upheld a NYC law banning coupon redemption and multi-pack discounts.  You can read more about it here: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/nyc-touts-legal-win-big-tobacco-blog-entry-1.1834693 Although this was only in NYC, it sets an important precedent for Read the Rest…

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