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Herkimer County HealthNet Awards Grants to Schools through the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play in Herkimer County Initiative


Owen D. Young School Photo (Center), Delephene Woodruf Accepts Check from Thomas Curnow


Town of Webb School Photo (Left to Right), Nicholas Rose - Executive Director, CAP-21; Page Hannah, Town of Webb School Teacher; Thomas Curnow – Executive Director, Herkimer County HealthNet, & Rex Germer – Town of Webb School Principal


November 18, 2011


HERKIMER – Herkimer County HealthNet is pleased to announce two trail mini-grant awards for two area school districts as part of the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play initiative in Herkimer County. One of the many strategies that Herkimer County HealthNet is working on is enhancing and creating places to be physically active in Herkimer County. The projects and awards are as follows:


• Owen D. Young School – Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center & Trail - $7,073

• Town of Webb School – Healthy Kids & Community: Education & Recreation Trail - $5,350


Thomas Curnow, Executive Director of Herkimer County HealthNet said, “We would like to thank Herkimer County HealthNet’s Wellness Committee members who reviewed the grant applications. They were impressed with both schools’ applications and felt that their trail projects deserved financial support.” Mr. Hutchinson also mentioned that both schools are partnering with other organizations and volunteers as part of these enhancement efforts.


The Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play grant is funded by the New York State Department of Health and is administered locally by Herkimer County HealthNet. In an effort to save money in regard to health care costs and productivity losses, Herkimer County HealthNet along with other organizations throughout New York State are working to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes by making it easier to be physically active and to eat healthy foods.


For more information about Herkimer County HealthNe please call (315) 867-1499 or visit If you would like to contribute to the services provided by Herkimer County HealthNet, please consider a donation by visiting


Herkimer County HealthNet’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals who live, work, play, and learn in Herkimer County.

Thomas Curnow, Executive Director, Herkimer County HealthNet, (315) 867-1552 or
Alison J. Swartz, Coordinator of Creating Healthy Places grant initiative, (315) 867-1499


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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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