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watertown internists

Watertown Internists Receives NYS PCMH 2017 Annual Recognition

On September 6, 2019, Watertown Internists 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 of qualifications within six […]

school wellness

Regional Health In Focus: School Wellness

School wellness is the idea that schools should create supportive environments for nutrition, physical activity and overall student wellness. School wellness is important for a child’s growth and development, and for the prevention of various health concerns, like obesity and diabetes. In the U.S., most children spend an average of […]

community health hero

Nominations Sought For 2019 Community Health Hero Award

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and the North Country Health Compass Partners are now accepting online nominations for the 2019 Community Health Hero Award WATERTOWN – The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and the North Country Health Compass Partners are asking residents of Jefferson, Lewis […]

community opioid forums

FDRHPO to Host ‘Community Opioid Forums’ in Jefferson, Lewis Counties

FORT DRUM REGIONAL HEALTH PLANNING ORGANIZATION (FDRHPO) IS SEEKING COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR OPEN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT OPIOID TREATMENT, RECOVERY, AND PREVENTION IN JEFFERSON AND LEWIS COUNTIES The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO), in collaboration with PIVOT Prevention and Health Services, will be hosting three community opioid forums in Jefferson […]

samaritan

Samaritan Clinics Receive NYS PCMH 2017 Annual Recognition

As of July 7, 2019, Samaritan Medical Center’s eight primary care clinics 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 […]

e-cigarettes

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 […]