Author: FDRHPO (Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization)


2023 Community Health Hero Luncheon Registration Open

FDRHPO and the North Country Health Compass Partners are excited to share the “Save the Date” and a link to register for the 2023 Community Health Hero Luncheon. It will be held on Wednesday, November 8th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown, NY.  The 2023 Community Health Hero recipients are: Guest Speaker: Denise Young, CEO,...

September 14, 2023September 14, 2023by

Community Health Hero Nominations Sought

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and North Country Health Compass Partners are asking residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties to nominate an individual in their community whom they consider to be a “Community Health Hero.” Anyone who has demonstrated outstanding public service and a commitment to improving the health and wellness...

July 11, 2023July 11, 2023by

FDRHPO Offering Healthcare Job Shadowing Opportunities to Students in Grades 10-12

As COVID restrictions fall away, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) is reinvigorating its healthcare job shadow program for high school students in grades 10-12. “Job shadowing is an effective engagement and recruiting strategy with a high return-on-investment for providers,” explains Pat Fontana, FDRHPO Deputy Director. “Many students credit their job shadow experience as...

June 8, 2023June 8, 2023by

2023 Community Health Survey Begins Wednesday, May 24

Adult residents of Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties encouraged to share thoughts regarding local healthcare Watertown, NY, May 22, 2023 —– The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO), in partnership with the North Country Health Compass Partners, will be reaching out to community members for its 2023 Community Health Survey beginning this Wednesday,...

May 22, 2023May 22, 2023by

Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT)

Made possible through support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), FDRHPO offers mental health awareness training to a wide variety of groups and stakeholders including educators, healthcare workers, community-based organizations, fire-fighters, EMTs, law enforcement, active-duty military, veterans, and their families.   Through the MHAT program, FDRHPO provides trainings at no cost and...

May 17, 2023May 17, 2023by
North Country Regional EMS Council Honors Nine with 2023 EMS Awards & Recognitions

North Country Regional EMS Council Honors Nine with 2023 EMS Awards & Recognitions

MAY 9, 2023, Watertown, NY —– At its 22nd Annual Spring Fling EMS Conference on April 27-29, the North Country REMSCO awarded Regional EMS Awards and Recognitions to seven individuals and two EMS agencies. The awards and recognitions were presented at a dinner event on Friday, April 28, by REMSCO Chair Debbie Singleton and Co-chair...

May 9, 2023May 9, 2023by

Tughill/Seaway Valley Behavioral Healthcare Collaborative Enhances Quality of Care, Improves Client Outcomes

In 2017, five regional community-based behavioral health entities formed the Tughill/Seaway Valley Behavioral Healthcare Collaborative (BHCC), representing one out of 18 BHCC networks participating in New York State’s Behavioral Health Value-Based Payment (BHVBP) program. The entities comprising the Tughill/Seaway BHCC include lead agency, Children’s Home of Jefferson County (CHJC), Credo Community Center, Transitional Living Services...

March 14, 2023March 14, 2023by

Seeking EMS Program & Office Assistant to join our dynamic team!

Apply through Indeed (…/ems-program-and-office…) or visit our website at to learn more! Working at FDRHPO and its North Country EMS Program Agency, you’ll be on the forefront of healthcare transformation in Northern New York. With the help of insightful colleagues, dynamic leadership, and a strong network of community partners, your work here will make...

February 17, 2023February 17, 2023by

Five Local Hospitals Hosted 41 Students for Summer MASH Camp

FDRHPO’s Medical Academy of Sciences and Health (MASH) Camp returned to pre-COVID hands-on experiences for North Country students. MASH Camp came back with a splash this summer. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was again able to physically place students in job shadowing, hands-on experiences in local hospitals. A total of...

September 1, 2022September 1, 2022by


The findings report is now available for the 2022 Community Health Survey of adult residents in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. This survey has been completed every year since 2016 with the intent to support and plan future initiatives, monitor changes within the community, as well as to raise community awareness through the process...

August 30, 2022August 30, 2022by
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