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Herkimer County HealthNet Announces Grant for Local School Trails


September 19, 2011


HERKIMER – Schools located in Herkimer County may apply for a grant from Herkimer County HealthNet to support the efforts of the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play initiative funded by the New York State Department of Health. Herkimer County HealthNet is offering two awards, in the amount of approximately $6,000 to be used for trail creation or trail improvement projects that focus on physical activity in the community.


The purpose of Creating Healthy Places grant is to assist communities with infrastructure improvements that will decrease rates of childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes by increasing opportunities for physical activity for Herkimer County residents.


The deadline for submitting the grant applications is Friday, September 30, 2011. Applications are available by e-mailing Alison J. Swartz, or calling (315) 866-1499.


For more information about Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play in Herkimer County, please visit
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, (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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