Tobacco - News

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…

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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…

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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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The North Country’s Army of Tobacco Treatment Specialists Grows

Posted on: June 28th, 2015 by Glenn

The North Country Healthy Heart Network, with funds secured from the American Lung Association, sponsored attendance of three more North Country providers at Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS) training last week. Two staff from Adirondack Health and a nurse case manager from Northern Adirondack Medical Home attended the five-day training at Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program Read the Rest…

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Behavioral Health Providers Attend Tobacco Treatment Workshop

Posted on: June 28th, 2015 by Glenn

North Country behavioral health systems were well represented at a June 18th workshop presented by Dr. Jill Williams, Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  The workshop, titled “Treating Tobacco in Mental Health Settings,” was attended by approximately 75 people, including nine North Country providers representing Behavioral Health Read the Rest…

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