When we stick together, we can overcome challenges and keep working toward community health.
That’s a key lesson learned at the North Country Healthy Heart Network this year. Despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, our team was able to work with partners across the region to deliver programs and services that helped people eat nutritious food, manage health, and quit smoking.
Highlights this year included:
- Teaming with the St. Lawrence Health Initiative and New York State Office for the Aging to promote Better Choices, Better Health, a free, six-week online workshop to help people prevent or better manage diabetes, high blood pressure, or other chronic disease, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
- Partnering with the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity to continue safe operation of the Mobile Farmers Market, delivering fresh produce to food insecure communities.
- Promoting a region-wide campaign to encourage people to take a prediabetes risk test.
- Working with schools and parents to promote physical activity for kids learning from home.
- Wrapping up five years of our Creating Health Schools and Communities program, which increased access to healthy foods across the North Country.
None of this work would have been possible without the unwavering support of our healthcare partners, community leaders and volunteers, and funders. Your generosity fuels and inspires us to keep working to build foundations for healthy communities.
To learn more and support our work, visit heartnetwork.org.