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2023 Community Health Survey Begins Wednesday, May 24

Adult residents of Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties encouraged to share thoughts regarding local healthcare Watertown, NY, May 22, 2023 —– The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO), in partnership with the North Country Health Compass Partners, will be reaching out to community members for its 2023 Community Health Survey beginning this Wednesday,...

May 22, 2023May 22, 2023by
North Country Regional EMS Council Honors Nine with 2023 EMS Awards & Recognitions
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North Country Regional EMS Council Honors Nine with 2023 EMS Awards & Recognitions

MAY 9, 2023, Watertown, NY —– At its 22nd Annual Spring Fling EMS Conference on April 27-29, the North Country REMSCO awarded Regional EMS Awards and Recognitions to seven individuals and two EMS agencies. The awards and recognitions were presented at a dinner event on Friday, April 28, by REMSCO Chair Debbie Singleton and Co-chair...

May 9, 2023May 9, 2023by
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Tughill/Seaway Valley Behavioral Healthcare Collaborative Enhances Quality of Care, Improves Client Outcomes

In 2017, five regional community-based behavioral health entities formed the Tughill/Seaway Valley Behavioral Healthcare Collaborative (BHCC), representing one out of 18 BHCC networks participating in New York State’s Behavioral Health Value-Based Payment (BHVBP) program. The entities comprising the Tughill/Seaway BHCC include lead agency, Children’s Home of Jefferson County (CHJC), Credo Community Center, Transitional Living Services...

March 14, 2023March 14, 2023by
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Five Local Hospitals Hosted 41 Students for Summer MASH Camp

FDRHPO’s Medical Academy of Sciences and Health (MASH) Camp returned to pre-COVID hands-on experiences for North Country students. MASH Camp came back with a splash this summer. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was again able to physically place students in job shadowing, hands-on experiences in local hospitals. A total of...

September 1, 2022September 1, 2022by
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FDRHPO RELEASES FINDINGS FROM 2022 COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY

The findings report is now available for the 2022 Community Health Survey of adult residents in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. 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 to raise community awareness through the process...

August 30, 2022August 30, 2022by
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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 their community whom they consider...

August 3, 2022August 3, 2022by
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FDRHPO SEEKING LOCATIONS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR STOP THE BLEED® TRAININGS

First Community Training Completed at Watertown International Airport The instructors have been certified to teach the lifesaving STOP THE BLEED® technique and are seeking training sites and community members wishing to be trained. At least 25 free training sessions are available for booking.   “We have some very skilled and dedicated instructors ready to go,...

June 22, 2022June 22, 2022by
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Digital Inclusion Survey Released to Gauge Telemedicine Usage & Experience in 11-County Region

Community Members & Healthcare Providers Encouraged to Take Survey Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) have expanded their telehealth partnership to create the North Country Digital Inclusion Coalition. The Coalition works to identify challenges and barriers faced by providers and individuals in rural communities to ensure telehealth services are...

June 22, 2022June 22, 2022by
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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.  This move ensures long-term support...

June 14, 2022June 14, 2022by
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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 to develop a working knowledge...

June 1, 2022June 1, 2022by
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