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Elyse Enea meeting with Jack Sterling and James Kramas

HealthNet aids Ilion with crosswalks, pedestrian signals

August 2nd, 2017 — ( )

Herkimer County HealthNet has been collaborating with the village of Ilion on numerous projects that address health and safety issues for its citizens. Through the Local IMPACT grant from the state Department of Health, HealthNet provided the village with funding to repaint more than 60 crosswalks and pedestrian signals.

Person getting blood pressure taken

Class fights chronic illness with recipes, food

June 14th, 2017 — ( )

Ever had eggplant pizza, beet burgers or pickled rainbow chard stems? These are the kinds of recipes that could help people with certain chronic diseases get healthier. That’s why Herkimer County HealthNet and The Root Farm are partnering on a healthy cooking class for people with illnesses that can be improved by better diet, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and prediabetes.

Person using community walking trails

Walking trails planned for Herkimer County

June 9th, 2017 — ( )

Herkimer County HealthNet has hopes to install signs designating one-mile walking trails through a handful of county municipalities. The Mohawk Valley Mile program is a new initiative implemented as part of a Local IMPACT grant from the state Department of Health awarded to HealtheConnections in Syracuse.

Elyse Enea with Nancy Carlson

HealthNet program highlights healthy food

May 31st, 2017 — ( )

Walk into a convenience store in Herkimer County and you might see signs of good health. Literally. It’s part of a Herkimer County HealthNet program called the Healthy Store Initiative that’s meant to draw customers’ attention to certain products.

Elyse discusses Mohawk Valley Mile with Jack Sterling

Ilion board OKs plans for walking route

April 27th, 2017 — ( )

The village of Ilion will soon have a mile-long walking route designed to encourage people to make exercise a part of their regular routine. Elyse Enea, program coordinator at Herkimer County HealthNet, was on hand for Wednesday’s Ilion village board meeting to present the Mohawk Valley Mile proposal and ask for board approval.