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Dental Health Education Initiative

Oral hygiene education to hundreds of children in the County (pre-k, kindergarten, and head start). 

Diabetes - Community Diabetes Regional Outreach Partnership

A coalition of six counties in upstate New York committed to raising awareness and educating the community about diabetes risk and prevention. They hope that the information they provide will help community members understand diabetes and how to reduce the risk of developing it.
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Emergency Meals Program

Provides funds necessary to purchase emergency meals for our county Meals-On-Wheels clients. Clients use these when normal delivery is cancelled due to weather conditions such as a snowstorm for example. 

Healthcare Occupations Program

An educational presentation given to hundreds of 7th and 8th graders in Herkimer County. The purpose is to introduce young people to the myriad of health careers that exist in today's health care market. Educational requirements and expectations are shared. 

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA's)

In order to provide our local physician community with the opportunity for enhanced reimbursement rates the Network will complete applications for both a primary care and mental health HPSA. 

Healthy Start Partnership

The Healthy Start Partnership of Herkimer County is a coalition of health and nutrition professionals who are working to promote healthy weights in childbearing women and their infants.  Agencies involved include Community Maternity Services, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County, Herkimer County HealthNet, Herkimer County Public Health, Herkimer –Madison WIC, Mid-York Child Care Coordinating Council, and the Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network.
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Move 4 Life 

Move 4 Life is a program that recognizes that people come in all shapes, sizes and physical abilities, but no matter where a person is, can be tailored to meet their individual goals. This fun and interactive 8-week program is designed to help increase or maintain an individual’s physical activity level in order to enjoy the benefits of regular physical activity including: lower stress levels, weight management, better sleeping patterns and increased energy. 
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Parents-As-Teachers Program

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a parenting program based on the philosophy of providing parents with child development knowledge and parenting support. PAT has the following goals:

* Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices
* Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
* Prevent child abuse and neglect
* Increase children's school readiness and school success

Primary Mental Health Project (PMHP)

Provides funds for low-cost mental health services to children in the primary grades.

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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