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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

physical activity

Regional Health In Focus: Physical Activity

Why do we need physical activity? Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being active helps you stay healthy as you age, and it can prevent obesity and other chronic diseases, like heart disease or type 2 diabetes. It can boost your […]