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Public Health Organization Partners with Major North Country Food Distributor

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 by Glenn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Public Health Organization Partners with Major North Country Food Distributor North Country Healthy Heart Network, Inc. Partners with Glazier Packing Co. to offer “Fit Pix” Package to Convenience Stores  CONTACT: Glenn Pareira, Program Specialist 581-897-5980 Jamie Konkoski, Program Manager 518-897-5981 Franklin County, New York – May 29, 2014 – Starting this Read the Rest…

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FDA Proposes New Rules for Nutrition Fact Labeling

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 by Glenn

The public comment period is about to close on a proposed FDA regulation which would update requirements for Nutrition Labels on food.  Chief among the changes would be larger text to emphasize things like Calories and regulations on what a “serving size” is, to ensure they reflect a sensible sized serving. You can find out Read the Rest…

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Counseling by Dental Practitioners Now Reimbursed by Medicaid

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by Glenn

Effective April 1, 2014, for Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) and July 1, 2014, for the Medicaid managed care benefit package, dental practitioners will be able to provide and receive Medicaid reimbursement for smoking cessation counseling (SCC) services as defined in their scope of practice. This coverage does not supersede or alter any regulations issued by the Read the Rest…

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FDA Proposed Rule Would Cover More Nicotine Products

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by Glenn

As part of its implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act signed by the President in 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to cover additional tobacco products. Products that would be “deemed” to be subject to FDA regulation are those Read the Rest…

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NYSDOT Highlights Heart Network in Complete Streets Report

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by Glenn

Governor Andrew Cuomo in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation has release a report, “New York State Complete Streets Report“.  The report is in response to the Complete Streets Act which was signed into law by the Governor Cuomo on August 15, 2011. The Report explains the details of the law and Read the Rest…

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