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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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Jump Start Spring with the Heart Network

Posted on: April 26th, 2015 by Glenn

May is “National Walking Month” and in response the Heart Network is launching “Walking Wednesdays” as part of its Jump Start Spring Series. Also included in the Series are “Tobacco Talk Tuesday” and “Meatless Monday.” These free community activities will occur in staggered four-week blocks. Walking Wednesday begins May 6th Tobacco Talk Tuesday begins May Read the Rest…

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Citizen Advocates’ Veronica Bradley Completes Certification Training

Posted on: April 26th, 2015 by Glenn

On April 16th, Veronica Bradley, LPN,  North Star Behavioral Health Services completed  “Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training,” a four day course offered at University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training. Prior to attending, Ms. Bradley was required to successfully complete a 9 module on-line course, “Basic Skills for Working with Smokers” Read the Rest…

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Heart Network Partnerships Expand

Posted on: April 23rd, 2015 by Glenn

The Heart Network is pleased to announce that in the past month, two mental health systems have joined the North Country’s Health Systems for a Tobacco Free NY initiative. Clinton County Mental Health and Essex County Mental Health have signed participation agreements, joining Adirondack Health, Citizen Advocates and Northern Adirondack Medical Home. Each partnership agreement Read the Rest…

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