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Herkimer County HealthNet Employee Completes Training


Thomas Curnow of Herkimer County HealthNet, second row, fourth from the right, completed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Training workshop. The workshop was sponsored by the Quality and Technical Assistance Center at SUNY Albany.


Herkimer, NY – Thomas Curnow of Herkimer County HealthNet has completed the Master Trainers’ Workshop for the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Curriculum. Mr. Hutchinson is now authorized to conduct Living Healthy Workshops, with another co-leader.

The Living Healthy Workshop is an opportunity for people with different chronic diseases and their care-givers to learn the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and/or increase life’s activities. The Program has been adopted by such groups as the National Health Service of England, the Diabetes Society of British Columbia in Canada, Kaiser Permanente, and Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound.


The Living Healthy Workshop is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. The Herkimer County course is sponsored by Herkimer County HealthNet.


Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and, 6) how to evaluate new treatments.

Herkimer County HealthNet will be scheduling a six week session in the near future. If you’re interested in attending please contact HCHN at 315-867-1552 or


Contact: Thomas Curnow, Network Coordinator, Herkimer County HealthNet, Inc.
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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