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Adirondack Health and North Country Healthy Heart Network Announce Tobacco Treatment Partnership

Posted on: August 4th, 2017 by Glenn

Healthcare leaders and providers know: There’s nothing healthy about tobacco addiction SARANAC LAKE, NY, August 4, 2017 — Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in New York state. A new partnership between the North Country Healthy Heart Network and Adirondack Health looks to change that. An outgrowth of the Read the Rest…

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Making Our Case for Cessation – New Video Speaks to Health Care Leaders

Posted on: July 9th, 2017 by Glenn

Our Health Systems for Tobacco Free New York (HSTFNY) program is always seeking new ways to engage and recruit leaders of medical and behavioral health systems across the North Country. We need them to know that our free services will help them improve evidence-based tobacco interventions. A unique digital mailer was developed and sent by Read the Rest…

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Network of Cessation Support Grows

Posted on: May 29th, 2017 by Glenn

The Heart Network continues working to expand the North Country’s network of support for tobacco cessation.  Nine people from five North Country organizations were trained in May to provide tobacco cessation education in their settings.  These newly trained individuals will be invited to join an existing network of Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (health professionals trained Read the Rest…

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Supporting our Supporters: Heart Network Gathering to Connect and Thank North Country Tobacco Treatment Specialists

Posted on: April 10th, 2017 by Glenn

At the Heart Network, we believe in supporting our supporters. For several years, we have built up a peer-to-peer network for North Country Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (CTTS or ‘treatment specialist’) working within our partner Health Systems. In addition to investing in certification training, the Heart Network hosts gatherings where Treatment Specialists can connect with Read the Rest…

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Team Formed to Support Plattsburgh Housing Authority Go Smokefree

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 by Glenn

In January 2017, the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development, announced that public housing will be required to go smoke-free within 18 months. With support from the North Country Healthy Heart Network and other partners, Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) Executive Director, Mark Hamilton, took a pro-active approach to the policy change, which impact’s PHA’s 601 Read the Rest…

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