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Walk to School Day draws big crowds

Posted on: June 19th, 2018 by Glenn

Brushton-Moira Central School hosted a Walk to School Day on Friday, June 8, attracting over 180 students. Walk to School Day promotes independence, adventure, and most importantly, regular physical activity. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should get at least one hour of physical activity every day, which Read the Rest…

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Heart Network welcomes new staff member

Posted on: June 12th, 2018 by Glenn

The North Country Healthy Heart Network has announced the hiring of a new staff member: Project Coordinator Grace Mayhew. As project coordinator, Mayhew will support implementation of the Heart Network’s Health Systems for a Tobacco Free New York and Creating Healthy Schools and Communities programs, which are funded by New York State (the former via subcontract Read the Rest…

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JCEO, Heart Network team up to offer Mobile Farmers’ Market

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Glenn

The Joint Council for Economic Opportunity (JCEO) and North Country Healthy Heart Network have announced the launch of a new Mobile Farmers’ Market that will provide access to fresh fruit and vegetables at 10 community-based stops in Clinton and Franklin counties. The program is made possible by a grant from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Community Health Read the Rest…

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Students, staff at Brushton-Moira CSD participate in wellness days

Posted on: May 15th, 2018 by Glenn

Staff and student wellness is a key component of creating healthier schools and communities. In March 2018, Brushton-Moira Central School District hosted its second annual Staff Wellness Day and the first-ever Student Wellness Day, with support from the North Country Healthy Heart Network. The staff program follows up 2017’s successful event that earned high marks Read the Rest…

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Support, services available for smokers affected by proposed law

Posted on: May 14th, 2018 by Glenn

A current proposed local law that would raise the age for purchasing tobacco products in Essex County to 21 would have a real and immediate impact on individuals age 18-20 who are already smoking. If you or someone you know are among those who would be affected by this proposal, the North Country Health Heart Read the Rest…

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