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Regional Health In Focus: Tobacco and E-Cigarettes

Tobacco Use… ..might be on the decline in the United States, but cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death and disability across the country. More than 16 million Americans have a disease caused by smoking. 1 In the North Country, 1 out of 6 adults smoke cigarettes, […]

child & adolescent health associates

Child & Adolescent Health Associates Receives NYS PCMH 2017 Recognition

On June 19, 2019, Child & Adolescent Health Associates received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice at the 2017 standard, the most recent standard available.   This recognition is given to practices in NYS that meet a rigorous set […]

SBIRT trainings

Free 12-Hour SBIRT Trainings to be Offered Locally

The North Country Initiative will soon be offering free, 12-hour SBIRT trainings. SBIRT stands for “Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment.” Participants will gain the knowledge and ability to implement SBIRT — a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons […]

information systems intern

Now Hiring: Information Systems Intern

POSITION SUMMARY: The Information Systems Intern is an unpaid position providing exposure to daily maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and support of FDRHPO‘s printers, laptops, PCs, and servers. The Information Systems Intern will provide direct service and support to FDRHPO end users. Additional duties will include: system patching, software updates, project work, […]

telemedicine-based diabetic retinopathy

Telemedicine-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Program on the Path to Success

Less than a year after its launch, FDRHPO’s Telemedicine-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program is showing promising results. The program uses state-of-the-art technology to screen at-risk patients for diabetic retinopathy – a condition in which high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision disorders and blindness. […]

ems week

Happy EMS Week from FDRHPO and NCEMS!

  There is no greater gift in life than to serve a purpose greater than oneself. As EMS providers, you are often called to see people at the worst hour of their lives; called to bring light to their dark and troubling time. You are the hands people hold for […]

community health survey

Calls for 2019 Community Health Survey Begin Wednesday

Adult residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties are asked to share thoughts, experiences, and impressions regarding local health care WATERTOWN — The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, in partnership with the North Country Health Compass Partners, will soon be making calls to community members for its 2019 Community […]


FDRHPO Staff Makes $600 Donation to Thompson Park Zoo

Staff of the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization recently made a $600 donation to the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park. The donation, which was raised by staff as part of FDRHPO’s “Casual For a Cause” initiative, will support the zoo’s snowy owl exhibit. Casual For a Cause […]

fort drum ems day

Fort Drum EMS Day Scheduled for June 8th

To build stronger and more efficient regional emergency medical service capabilities, the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and Fort Drum’s Medical Simulation Training Center are working together to host the North Country’s first Fort Drum EMS Day. This joint education and training opportunity will bring together military medics and […]

Two Health Information Exchange (HIE) Symposiums Upcoming

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and HealtheConnections are pleased to host two Health Information Exchange (HIE) Symposiums this May. The first event will take place Wednesday, May 8, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown, and the second will be held on Thursday, May 16, at the University […]