The Heart Network is funded through grants, each grant requires the creation of a Program. With the exception of the Tobacco Cessation Center, our programs do not always operate in one specific “issue” area, when appropriate our programs work together on projects to achieve the Heart Network’s goals.
Current Heart Network Programs
North Country Tobacco Cessation Center – NCTCC is funded by a grant from the New York State Tobacco Control Program. The goal of the Cessation Center is to reduce the incidence of smoking in Northern New York by working with healthcare professionals, tobacco users and interested members of the community. The Center provides educational and informational services for healthcare professionals so that they may better be able to counsel their patients who use tobacco on quitting. NCTCC serves Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton counties. NCTCC is staffed by Margot Gold and Glenn Pareira
Creating Healthy Places – CHP is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health, Division of Nutrition. The mission of CHP is to implement effective policy, programs, and projects to increase availability of healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. CHP serves Franklin County. CHP is staffed by Jamie Konkoski and Andrea Kenison-Goff.
Past Heart Network Programs
Eat Well Play Hard (2006-2010) – EWPH was a program funded by the New York State Department of Health, Division of Nutrition. The goal of EWPH was to prevent childhood overweight and reduce long-term chronic disease risks through policy and environmental changes that will facilitate the promotion of physical activity and targeted dietary practices with children over the age of two. EWPH served Franklin, Essex, and Hamilton Counties.
Operation Healthy Baby (2010-2011) – OhBaby was a program funded by the March of Dimes. The goal of OhBaby was to increase the health of newborns in Franklin County. The program was staffed by a registered Nurse and provided cessation counseling services to pregnant women. OhBaby served Franklin County.