Sunflowers for Lillian Dickson Park
Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play
Creating Healthy Places (CHP) to Live, Work and Play in Chautauqua County is part of a state-wide initiative funded by the New York State Department of Health to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes. The project focuses on increasing the availability and accessibility of places to be physically active, as well as increasing the availability and accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Visit the CHP webpage for an in-depth look at this exciting project, or better yet join us in creating a healthier community by contacting Janet Forbes, Project Coordinator at 716-338-0010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2013 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Policy Institute |
In February, CCHN staff attended the NRHA meeting in Washington, DC as part of the New York delegation of the New York State Association for Rural Health (NYSARH). As co-chair of the NYSARH Legislative Committee, Ann Morse Abdella met with staff from Senators Schumer and Gillebrand's offices as well as Representatives Gibson, Maffei, Owens and Reed. Topics discussed included the potential impacts of sequestration on NYS Rural Hospitals, preservation of designations for Critical Access, Medicare Dependent, and Low Volume Hospitals, as well as Health Professional Shortage Areas, wage index reform, and the National Health Service Corps. During the meeting, NRHA celebrated both Senator Schumer and his staff, as well as Congressman Tom Reed for their efforts to sponsor theRural Hospital Access Act of 2012 to protect rural hospitals.
Pictured left to right are Ann Morse Abdella, Executive Director of Chautauqua County Health Network with her Congressman Tom Reed, representing the 23rd District of New York, along with Marya Vande-Doyle of the Wayne County Rural Health Network and Green Angels.
|Medical Students Stay Connected In Chautauqua County |
Medical students met with local physicians over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the White Inn in Fredonia on December 19th to explore career opportunities in Chautauqua County. Physicians attending included: Dr. Ellen Fitzgerald-Farkus, Ophthalmologist; Dr. Bill Ehrman, Anesthesiologist; Dr. Jim Fitzgerald, Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jim Scarpino, Dentist; Dr. Tim Brown, Surgeon, Dr. Jay Bishop, Primary Care, Dr. Patrick Collins, Primary Care.; and Dr. Bert Rappole, WCA Medical Education Director and retired Surgeon.
The next mixer is slated for June. Date and location will be announced this spring.