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Bike New York’s 'Bicycle Instructor Training' Certifies 11 Instructors

MAYVILLE, N.Y. – The Chautauqua County Health Department, in collaboration with the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village (CCSEV), brought Bike New York’s Bicycle Instructor Training to Chautauqua County on August 28 2010. 

This exclusive Bike New York training was provided free of charge to Chautauqua County residents interested in the fundamentals of bicycle safety.  The Bicycle Instructor Training was made possible by local sponsorships.  A very special thank you the following organizations:

Six-Week Living Healthy Class to be Offered at Jamestown YMCA

The P2 Collaborative of Western New York, the Chautauqua County Health Department, and the Chautauqua County Health Network are pleased to host Stanford University's Living Healthy: Chronic Disease Self?Management Program beginning this September. Free workshops will be held Wednesdays September 22nd through October 27th from 10:45 until about 1:15 at the Jamestown YMCA.

The Chronic Disease Self?Management Program is a workshop given for two and a half hours, once a week, over six weeks in community settings. People with different chronic health problems are invited to attend the workshop. Caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals with chronic health conditions are also welcome to participate.

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the application window for grants provided through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.   SAFER grants are aimed at increasing the number of firefighters and enhancing a department’s ability to comply with federal standards that ensure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire related hazards.  This year Congress appropriated approximately $420 million for the SAFER program. 

“I encourage local companies to apply for funding through this federal grant to help support outreach and recruitment of the next generation of first responders,” said Higgins. 

Congressman Higgins Announces $300,000 for Chautauqua County Health Network

Technology & Collaboration will Benefit Local Residents Suffering from Diabetes and Heart Disease

 Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined Chautauqua County hospital leaders and members of the Chautauqua County Health Network (CCHN) to announce a new $300,000 federal grant for the area. The funds, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Rural Health Policy, Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement program will support a new initiative by CCHN.

“The health care partners that make up Chautauqua County Health Network are leading the way in health innovation,” said Congressman Higgins.  “With the integration of health information technology and the use of collaborative medicine leaders here are lowering costs and delivering better outcomes for the residents in this great community.”