The Health Promotion Center (HPC) at Glens Falls Hospital works to improve the health and well-being of the people and communities in our region. Our present work focuses on strategies to make it easier for people to eat well, be tobacco free, physically active, and obtain preventive care.
This work is currently supported through three grant-funded initiatives housed within the HPC: Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play, Healthy Schools NY, and the Tobacco Cessation Center.
Through these programs, HPC staff work collaboratively with school districts, businesses, communities, hospitals, and healthcare provider practices to support healthy lifestyles for our patients and community members. Specific strategies focus on policy, systems, and environmental changes that reduce risks for chronic disease and improve quality of life for both children and adults.
Glens Falls Hospital has worked to create healthier communities since its founding in 1897. As part of this effort, numerous documents have been produced to communicate these efforts.
- The Community Service Plan for 2013 - 2015 is required by the NYS Department of Health.
- The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Strategy address the requirements set forth by the Internal Revenue Service through the Affordable Care Act, as well as the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. An appendix to the CHNA is also available.
Tracy Mills, Director of Research and Planning, provides leadership to the Health Promotion Center. She can be reached at 518-926-6998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on the HPC's programs, including contact information for the program coordinators, are below.
For general inquiries, contact:
Grant Support Specialist
Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play - Warren County
Erin Krivitski, PsyD
Visit the New York State Smokers' Quitline for additional information and resources
Visit our online library for more information on healthy lifestyles.
Good Move is a program of the Health Promotion Center of Glens Falls Hospital intended to encourage individuals and families to take steps toward good health in the community, in the workplace, and in the school.
Both national and local resources are available to assist the community to become physically active, eat healthfully and use preventive care measures.