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Designing a healthy community

Posted on: July 23rd, 2018 by Glenn

North Country Healthy Heart Network staff had the pleasure of attending the Adirondack Health Institute’s “Designing a Healthy Community” conference on June 28 in Lake George. The conference featured a full agenda that focused on smart design for healthy communities. Mark Fenton, the keynote speaker, is well-versed in creating systems that help communities build a Read the Rest…

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Thanking a dedicated community champion

Posted on: July 23rd, 2018 by Glenn

At the North Country Healthy Heart Network, we work to build foundations for healthier communities. A key component of our work are the community champions we partner with across the region — we can’t create systems change without these dedicated individuals. Brushton-Moira Central School District Superintendent Donna Andre retired at the end of the 2017-18 Read the Rest…

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Bare Hill makes healthy strides

Posted on: June 26th, 2018 by Glenn

Malone’s Bare Hill Correctional Facility recently made a commitment to healthy meeting and vending policies. The Executive and Security Departments both added two water bottle filling stations, which were funded by the New York State Creating Healthy Schools and Communities program as incentive for policy change. Pictured here is Jessica Jacques, filling her water bottle Read the Rest…

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Mobile Farmers’ Market makes its premiere

Posted on: June 25th, 2018 by Glenn

The new Mobile Farmers’ Market, a project of the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity with support from the North Country Healthy Heart Network, made its premiere on June 18. The first week was a big success, with stops drawing crowds of over 50 people. Patrons praised the Mobile Market for the variety and freshness of Read the Rest…

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Giving renters a choice to live smoke-free

Posted on: June 25th, 2018 by Glenn

In the past year, the following housing providers have created no-smoking buildings and grounds, giving their residents healthier, cleaner and safer homes: Behavioral Health Services North Harrietstown Housing Authority Plattsburgh Housing Authority “The North Country Healthy Heart Network applauds systems changes like this that promote community health,” said Ann Morgan, executive director of the Heart Read the Rest…

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