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Call for Nominations for Local Community Health Heroes

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and North Country Health Compass Partners seeking nominations for the 2022 “Community Health Hero” awards. Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and North Country Health Compass Partners are asking residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties to nominate an individual in […]

Two EMS Program Agencies to Merge July 1st

North Country EMS Program Agency & Mountain Lakes EMS Program Agency to Become One Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and Mountain Lakes Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council, Inc. are excited to announce plans to merge their respective EMS Program Agencies: North Country EMS and Mountain Lakes EMS. […]

2022 Fort Drum EMS Day

Watertown, NY, June 1, 2022 —– In conjunction with the Fort Drum’s Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center, the North Country EMS Program Agency will host the 2022 Fort Drum EMS Day on Saturday, June 18, 2022. This joint education and training opportunity brings together military medics and civilian EMS providers […]

CALLS FOR 2022 COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1st

Adult residents of Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties encouraged to share thoughts regarding local healthcare Watertown, NY, May 27, 2022 —– The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO), in partnership with the North Country Health Compass Partners, will begin making calls to community members for its 2022 Community […]

STOP THE BLEED TRAINING BEING OFFERED IN NNY

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. STOP THE BLEED® is a national campaign that was created to better prepare the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding during an emergency. It was initiated by a federal workgroup […]

FDRHPO Provides Pulse Oximeters to Partner Organizations

During January and February, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization’s (FDRHPO) telehealth network procured and distributed 465 pulse oximeters to several of its healthcare partners throughout Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The provision of these oximeters enables partners to implement borrowing programs for high-risk patients with COVID-19 or other […]

FDRHPO/SMC/Fort Drum MEDDAC Release Joint Statement About COVID Vaccine for Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women

LOCAL OB/GYN MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT RECOMMENDING COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING WOMEN Statement Echoes National Obstetric Associations’ Assertion that the Vaccine is Safe & Effective WATERTOWN, NY, October 26, 2021 — Today, Samaritan Medical Center and the Fort Drum OB/GYN clinic jointly voice their recommendation that individuals […]

2021 Community Health Survey Findings Released

The 2021 Community Health Survey of adult residents in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties findings report is now available. This survey has been completed every year since 2016 with the intent to support and plan future initiatives, monitor changes within the community, as well as raise community awareness through […]