Yearly Archives: 2018

17 posts

20 Under 40

EMS Program Assistant Jonathan Cole Receives “20 Under 40” Honor

FDRHPO is proud to announce that Jonathan Cole, EMS Program Assistant, was named one of NNY Business Magazine‘s “20 Under 40” for 2018! Every year, the regional magazine highlights 20 young professionals living in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Nominations are submitted […]

respiratory health

Regional Health In Focus: Respiratory Health

Respiratory health affects the lungs and other parts of the body that play a role in breathing. Diseases of the respiratory system may be caused by infection, smoking tobacco, breathing in secondhand smoke, or exposure to other air pollutants. Respiratory diseases include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as […]

ian francis article

FDRHPO’s Ian Francis Published by HIMSS During #NHITWeek

National Health IT Week is a nationwide awareness week “focused on catalyzing actionable change within the U.S. health system through the application of information and technology.” It was founded by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Institute for e-Policy, and this year it was celebrated between […]

sexual health

Regional Health In Focus: Sexual Health

Sexual health refers to one’s state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not just the absence of disease or dysfunction. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having safe sexual experiences free […]

early childhood nutrition

Regional Health In Focus: Early Childhood Nutrition

Early childhood nutrition and healthy eating habits in adolescence are important for proper growth and development, as well as for the prevention of various health conditions. A healthy diet can reduce the risk of developing problems such as heart disease, diabetes, iron deficiency and dental caries, among others. In some […]

telemedicine-based diabetic retinopathy

FDRHPO Launches New Regional “Diabetic TeleRetinopathy” Program

With funding support from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and state Senator Patty Ritchie, 28 primary care practices in the tri-county region will offer telemedicine-based care for diabetic retinopathy WATERTOWN – The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) is pleased to announce a new regional initiative that will improve vision health […]


Regional Health In Focus: Arthritis

Arthritis includes more than 100 diseases (including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia) and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. Symptoms vary depending on the specific form of the disease, but they typically include pain and stiffness in or around one or more […]

child adolescent mental wellness

Regional Health In Focus: Child & Adolescent Mental Wellness

Mental wellness refers to one’s emotional, psychological and social health and well-being. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental wellness is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Many things can contribute to poor mental wellness, including: biological […]