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Herkimer County HealthNet Meets with School Nurses

November 21, 2011


Herkimer, NY – Herkimer County HealthNet (HCHN), with assistance from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County and Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES, facilitated a meeting of school nurses from various Herkimer County districts. The meeting focused on health issues facing school children.


Some of the issues discussed included nutritional quality of school lunches and the impact of health issues on students’ ability to learn. Another meeting will be scheduled for later in the school year. HCHN hopes to include Cafeteria Managers in any future discussions about how to improve the health environment of Herkimer County Schools.


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

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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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