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River Family Health Center

River Family Health Center Receives NYS PMCH 2017 Recognition

On January 7, 2019, River 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 a rigorous […]

20 Under 40

EMS Program Assistant Jonathan Cole Receives “20 Under 40” Honor

FDRHPO is proud to announce that Jonathan Cole, EMS Program Assistant, was named one of NNY Business Magazine‘s “20 Under 40” for 2018! Every year, the regional magazine highlights 20 young professionals living in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Nominations are submitted […]

health hero

Three North Country Residents Honored at ‘Health Hero’ Luncheon

Individuals from Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties receive 2018 Community Health Hero Award, given by the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and North Country Health Compass partners. CLAYTON – The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and North Country Health Compass Partners are pleased to introduce […]

respiratory health

Regional Health In Focus: Respiratory Health

Respiratory health affects the lungs and other parts of the body that play a role in breathing. Diseases of the respiratory system may be caused by infection, smoking tobacco, breathing in secondhand smoke, or exposure to other air pollutants. Respiratory diseases include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as […]

ian francis article

FDRHPO’s Ian Francis Published by HIMSS During #NHITWeek

National Health IT Week is a nationwide awareness week “focused on catalyzing actionable change within the U.S. health system through the application of information and technology.” It was founded by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Institute for e-Policy, and this year it was celebrated between […]

sexual health

Regional Health In Focus: Sexual Health

Sexual health refers to one’s state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not just the absence of disease or dysfunction. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having safe sexual experiences free […]

early childhood nutrition

Regional Health In Focus: Early Childhood Nutrition

Early childhood nutrition and healthy eating habits in adolescence are important for proper growth and development, as well as for the prevention of various health conditions. A healthy diet can reduce the risk of developing problems such as heart disease, diabetes, iron deficiency and dental caries, among others. In some […]