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Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, announces the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative from HHS headquarters in Washington, DC. (HHS photos by Chris Smith)
Over the next two years $370 million will be invested tobacco and obesity-prevention programs in cities, towns, rural areas, and tribal communities across America.
Through the wonder of modern technology, our national event at HHS connected live with three communities who are receiving grants for this important announcement.
Dr. Frieden, Director of the CDC, joined us from the ground in Hamilton County, Ohio, where the Hamilton County Health District will use their award to make vending options in schools healthier, develop community gardens and improve access to recreation space.
REGARDING HEALTH INSURANCE
Children in New York State are eligible for health insurance up to their 19th birthday. For many parents, finding affordable health insurance can be a frustrating and confusing task. Our school district, along with the Adirondack Medical Center, area Health Care Providers, and other organizations that make up the Uninsured Task Force are committed to making sure that all children have health insurance. If your child has no insurance, this information may be useful to you. If you are between insurance companies or have no health insurance for your child, we recommend that you contact the Facilitated Enrollers at AMC by calling 897-2725, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The enrollers are dedicated to finding health insurance to fit your needs.
If we can be of further assistance, please contact your child's school nurse as indicated below. Thank you!
Mary Beth Pelletieri, SNT, Petrova Elementary - 897-1551
Lynn Hart, SNT, Middle School - 897-1663
Cecily Dramm, SN, High School - 897-1454
Maryalice Smith, SNT, Bloomingdale - 897-1753