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Leadership Transition – Executive Director Retires

Posted on: June 23rd, 2016 by Glenn

May 27th marked the last day in the office for the North Country Healthy Heart Network’s Executive Director, Margot Gold.  The Heart Network staff and Board of Directors recognized Margot’s 16 years of service as Executive Director at a retirement party held in Saranac Lake. Margot was Executive Director from the Networks’ inception in 2000 Read the Rest…


Tobacco Treatment Specialists Accepting Provider Referrals

Posted on: March 31st, 2016 by Glenn

A growing number of North Country medical and mental health providers have access to the support of a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). Primarily with the support of funds secured by the North Country Healthy Heart Network, a total of eight health professionals have now been trained as Tobacco Treatment Specialists, and that number is expected Read the Rest…


Mental Health Leaders Receive Honors

Posted on: February 22nd, 2016 by Glenn

Peter Trout, Director of Clinton County Mental Health & Addiction Services, and Steve Valley, Director of Essex County Mental Health, were recently recognized as this region’s 2015 Health Systems Change Community Champions for a Tobacco Free NY. Glens Falls Hospital, in partnership with North Country Healthy Heart Network, selected the two based on the tremendous Read the Rest…


Moving Forward and Annual Report

Posted on: October 1st, 2015 by Glenn

The North Country Healthy Heart Network, Inc. has just successfully completed its 14th year of operation (FY July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) during which time it continued to partner with others to increase health promoting policy, plans and projects in North Country communities. In concert with these efforts the Heart Network sponsored and Read the Rest…


Drop in Youth Smoking Rates Doesn’t Mean It’s All Good News

Posted on: June 28th, 2015 by Glenn

In a press release dated June 8, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the prevalence of smoking among high school students has dropped to an all-time low of 7.3 percent.  While these findings suggest that New York State Bureau of Tobacco Control strategies to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among youth are working, the Read the Rest…

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