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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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Quitline Statistics 2014

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Glenn

The NYS Smokers’ Quitline continues to provide a much needed service helping NYS residents stop smoking and chewing tobacco. In 2014, the Quitline assisted 80,266 callers, 1,953 of these calls were from North Country residents. Calls per county follow.   More than half of our region’s callers (1,013) received a free two week supply of Read the Rest…

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Health Systems for a Tobacco Free New York

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Glenn

North Country Healthy Heart Network is subcontracting with Glens Falls Hospital to implement the Health Systems for a Tobacco Free NY initiative in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. The initiative is a NYS Bureau of Tobacco Control funded program that helps health systems develop, adopt and monitor implementation of an evidence-based standard of care Read the Rest…

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