Nominations Sought for Local “Community Health Heroes”
Published: August 03, 2022
at 01:00 p.m.
By: Media Release from Fort Drum Regional Health
315-755-2020 ext. 51
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.
York, August 3, 2022 – 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 to be a “Community Health Hero.”
Anyone who has
demonstrated outstanding public service and a commitment to improving the
health and wellness of their community can be nominated, and one individual
from each county will be chosen to receive the 2022 Community Health Hero
All nominees must…
- live or work in Jefferson,
Lewis or St. Lawrence counties (not necessarily in the healthcare
- dedicate time and resources
toward the improvement of community health and wellness; and
- show a level of care and
compassion that exceeds that which is demonstrated by an average
“Since 2017, we
have honored three Community Health Heroes each November,” explains Pat
Fontana, Director of Population Health for FDRHPO. “A Community Health Hero
could be a neighbor, loved one, retired citizen, volunteer, physician,
nurse, healthcare provider, patient advocate, educator
or anyone else in the community! Citizens are encouraged to think outside
the box and nominate anyone who may not always get recognized for the work
may submit one nomination for consideration.
Volunteers from the North Country Health Compass Partners will then select
one recipient from each of the counties (three awards total) based on the
following factors: relation to health and wellness; scope of impact; depth
of impact; social influence; volunteerism; and uniqueness. Recipients will
be honored locally during the Community Health Heroes Luncheon on Monday,
November 7, 2022 and throughout New York State on
November 17, 2022, National Rural Health Day.
can be found online by following this link. All
nominations must be submitted by September 1, 2022.
information, call or email Mariah Baker at FDRHPO at 315-755-2020 ext. 15
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About the Fort Drum Regional Health
FDRHPO works to
strengthen the system for health for the integrated Fort
Drum and civilian community through analysis, identification of needs and
leveraging of resources to fill gaps through innovation and collaboration.
For more about FDRHPO, visit www.fdrhpo.org.
About the North
Country Health Compass Partners
The North Country
Health Compass Partners is a collaborative of local hospitals, public
health agencies, behavioral healthcare providers, prevention councils, and
community-based organizations that meets monthly to discuss and review the
community’s population health priorities.