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Herkimer County HealthNet Awarded Grant From The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc.

 

May 31, 2011

 

HERKIMER – Herkimer County HealthNet has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2,600 from The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. These funds will be used for the charitable purpose of expanding its website to include information about area farmers’ markets and online/on-site buying opportunities for the community.

 

Thomas Curnow, Executive Director of Herkimer County HealthNet said, “We are thankful for The Community Foundation’s support for this project and generous contribution, which will enable Herkimer County HealthNet to create an interactive, comprehensive tool for local farmers’ markets and community members. We would also like to thank Cornell Cooperative Extension for its efforts in working with us and with farmers’ market managers in an effort to encourage the consumption of locally grown, healthy foods in Herkimer County.”

 

Herkimer County HealthNet is currently working with Vertiglo, a Little Falls, NY based web development and brand management firm. 

 

The Foundation has made more than 4,300 grants totaling over $34.3 million in support of causes ranging from education to health care, the arts to the environment. Grants are generated by the more than 270 funds that comprise The Foundation’s endowment, established and advanced by area individuals and families.

 

For more information about Herkimer County HealthNet, please call (315) 867-1499 or visit www.herkimerhealthnet.com.

 

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

 

CONTACT:

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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