Building Healthy Communities

The Health Promotion Center of 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, be physically active and obtain preventative care.

This work is currently supported through grant-funded initiatives housed within the Health Promotion Center, including Creating Healthy Schools and Communities and the Health Systems for a Tobacco-Free NY programs.

Through these programs, Health Promotion Center staff work collaboratively with school districts, businesses, communities, hospitals, and healthcare provider organizations 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.

The Health Promotion Center also supports two health communication campaigns to promote healthy living in the region: Good Move and Fix it! Good Move encourages individuals and families to take steps toward good health in the community, workplace and school. Fix It! is a collaborative campaign that mobilizes individuals to fix the negative effects that tobacco use and dependency have on our communities.

Glens Falls Hospital has worked to create healthier communities since its founding in 1897. As part of this ideal, numerous community health planning efforts are coordinated by the Health Promotion Center to communicate community benefit programs to respond to state and federal requirements and communicate community benefit programs to the public.

The Community Service Plan for 2016 – 2018 is required by the NYS Department of Health. The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for 2016-2018 and corresponding 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.

Glens Falls Hospital partners with AHI to conduct regional planning and community health planning activities.  Healthy ADK is a regional population health and socio-economic indicators resource portal maintained by AHI in collaboration with community organizations and agencies. This site provides easy access to up-to-date community health data for numerous sectors including community members, business, community development, government, educators, community-based organizations, and health care professionals.

Contact us at hpc@glensfallshosp.org for more information on the Health Promotion Center or to get involved in one of our initiatives!

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