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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…


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…


Diabetes Prevention Program Expands

Posted on: January 12th, 2017 by Glenn

North Country Healthy Heart Network is now offering diabetes prevention coaching to pre-diabetic patients at Adirondack Health’s Lake Placid Health Center.  The service has been available to patients at the Tupper Lake Health Center since last year.  Expansion to the Lake Placid Health Center will increase access for Adirondack Health’s Saranac Lake/Lake Placid patients. The Read the Rest…


Tobacco Free NY Grant Announces New Partner

Posted on: November 27th, 2016 by Glenn

North Country Heart Network is pleased to announce that Community Connections has joined the North Country’s Health Systems for Tobacco Free NY initiative. Community Connections of Franklin County Mental Health is located in the heart of Malone, New York. It is an independent grass roots, not-for-profit organization serving adults and their families who are current Read the Rest…


The Great American Smokeout

Posted on: November 2nd, 2016 by Glenn

It all began in 1971, when Arthur P. Mullaney, a guidance counselor at Randolph High School in Randolph, Massachusetts organized an event where he asked his community to give up smoking for one day and donate the money saved on cigarettes to the local High School Scholarship fund. The idea gained momentum and in 1976 Read the Rest…

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