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Herkimer County HealthNet Distributes Grants to County Elementary Schools


Herkimer, NY –Herkimer County HealthNet distributed the second half of grant funds to fund initiatives to increase physical activity and good nutrition in Herkimer County Elementary Schools. Each school was awarded $2,000 made available from the Mohawk Valley Healthcare Foundation administered by The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.


This is the second year HCHN has awarded its Physical Activity & Nutrition grants to Herkimer County Schools. The following schools had activities funded by HCHN’s grants; Dolgeville Central School, Herkimer Central School, Barringer & Remington Elementary Schools in Ilion, Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School, Richfield Springs Central School, Town of Webb Union Free School District and West Canada Valley School District. The schools submitted a variety of creative projects and activities. 


These included: purchasing a bouldering wall, starting a community/school garden, funding recess challenges, health fairs, distribution of physical activity & nutrition information to parents, multi-media assemblies, funding a Tai Chi program, walking clubs and incorporating nutrition education throughout the elementary school’s curriculum. 


Pictured: West Canada Valley students take part in their Tai Chi Class.

For more information on Herkimer County HealthNet and its initiatives please visit their website: or call (315)867-1552. 


Herkimer County HealthNet
320 N. Main Street Suite: 3300
Herkimer, NY 13350-1949 
Phone: 315-867-1552 

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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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