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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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Heart Network’s ‘Jump Start Spring’ series a Success!

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by Glenn

Over the past month, the Heart Network sponsored a Jumpstart Spring Series in Saranac Lake, focusing on healthy lifestyle changes.  The program consisted of two interactive weekly programs, ‘Walking Wednesdays’ and ‘Tobacco Talk Tuesdays’. Walking Wednesdays has had an average of twelve community members walking either a brisk 2 miles around Moody Pond or a shorter Read the Rest…

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Northern Adirondack Medical Home Announces New Tobacco Treatment Program

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by Glenn

The Northern Adirondack Medical Home (NAMH) announced a new program to help participating Medical Home practices provide on-site follow-up counseling and support to their tobacco dependent patients. Luanne Poland, BSN, RN, CHC, CTTS, the Treatment Lead, will work with participating offices to establish a referral process and on-site counseling schedule that will allow providers to Read the Rest…

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Village of Malone Housing Authority Goes Smoke Free

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by Glenn

The Heart Network congratulates the Village of Malone Housing Authority (VMHA) for its recent adoption and implementation of a Smoke Free Housing policy. Effective April 1, 2015, smoking in VMHA units is no longer permitted. Smokers are asked to use outdoor, designated areas instead. Pat Lyng, Executive Director, initiated development of the new policy after Read the Rest…

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