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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 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 […]

north country family health center

North Country Family Health Center Receives NYS PCMH 2017 Recognition

On March 29, 2019, the North Country Family Health Center received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice at the 2017 standard, the most recent standard available. This recognition is given to practices across the state that meet […]

security symposium

FDRHPO’s 2nd Annual “HIT & Security Symposium” a Success

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization‘s 2nd annual Health IT & Security Symposium was a great success! With 75 conference attendees registered, we had representation from local hospitals, primary care offices, specialty clinics, and community based organizations. Our goal was to improve the security posture and hygiene of our local […]

summer 2019 MASH Camp

Applications Being Accepted for Summer 2019 MASH Camp

This summer’s Medical Academy of Sciences and Health Camp will be held in July and August. WATERTOWN – The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO), in collaboration with the Workforce Development Institute, is now accepting applications for its Medical Academy of Sciences and Health (MASH) Camp. MASH Camp is […]

primary care access day

Free Check-ups Offered on “Primary Care Access Day”

Several North Country organizations are working together to turn Thursday, April 25th into “Primary Care Access Day,” offering free check-ups and other perks to a select group of local patients. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on that day, any adult or child who has Medicaid, whose primary care provider […]