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Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play in Herkimer CountyCounty Strategic Planning Coordinator, lains information from the 2006 Herkimer County Risk Assessment Profile to a group of local officials.

Increasing the Availability of Places to be Physically Active


HCHN will work to establish and/or improve and promote the use of trails in Herkimer County. HCHN will also create, rehabilitate, maintain and promote parks and recreation facilities in underserved residential areas of the County, in order to offer safe, accessible and attractive opportunities for physical activity for persons of all ages and abilities.


HCHN will implement Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care program (NAP SACC) television viewing/screen-time reduction module developed by the NYS Department of Health in child care settings that have already completed NAPSACC. HCHN will also implement NAPSACC including the screen-time reduction module in additional Pre-K/Head Start or Day Care settings.


Community Resources:

Guide to Physical Activity
Herkimer County Trail Guide

Herkimer-Oneida County Bike Atlas

Playground Hazard and Maintenance Assessment

White House Task Force Address "Built Environment"

City of Little Falls Parks & Trails Tour


Increasing Availability of School Fitness Centers:

What is a Joint Use Policy
Joint Use Agreement Resources
Model Joint Use Agreement Resources
Checklist for Developing a Joint Use Agreement
State Rules Affecting Joint Use Agreements

About HealthNet

The HCHN has been in existence since 1990. Its membership has continuously expanded and has served as an effective forum for Herkimer County providers to identify, discuss, and resolve health and social service issues and concerns. As a direct result of grants by the New York State Department of Health: Office of Rural Health, the Network significantly increased levels of coordination and collaboration among health and social service providers.

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