Montgomery County Public Health Coalition Partners

Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities (ATFC)

This task force is a three County (Montgomery, Hamilton and Fulton Counties) coalition. The main goals of this coalition are to prevent and reduce tobacco use, reduce youth exposure to harmful tobacco marketing in retail settings, limit exposure to secondhand smoke, and reduce smoking imagery through the media.
Contact: Denise Benton, Youth Service Director (Email: denise.benton@cc-fmc.org)
Sarah Kraemer, Realty Check Lead Coordinator (Email: sarah.kraemer@cc-fmc-org)
Tricia Terlecky, Community Engagement Lead Coordinator (Email: tricia.terlecky@cc-fmc.org) - 518.762.8313
Meets: Quarterly
Location: At various locations
Attended by: Immunization Coordinator


Asthma Coalition of the Capital Region (ACCR)

The NYS DOH funds this coalition. Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services in Albany serves as the lead agency for the coalition. This coalition serves Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie counties. Primary project is to implement the Care Model (AKA Chronic Care Model) in practices throughout the region.
Contact: Katrese Minor (Email: Kminor@hcdiny.org) - 518.486.8411
Meets: Bimonthly on the 3rd Tuesday. Meetings rotate from 8:30am-9:30am or 4:00pm-5:30pm. (If only meetings are held in Albany in the evening attend one meeting annually. If subcommittee meetings are held locally attend them instead of the one Albany meeting.)
Location: Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services in Albany.
Attended by: Public Health Program Coordinator


Bioterrorism Coordinator Meeting

Monthly meeting of Capital District Regional County Bioterrorism Coordinators with NYSDOH regional office staff to share information on issues related to BT and Grant deliverables.
Contact: Kristen Townsend (Email: Kristen.townsend@health.ny.gov) (W) 518.402.6214
Meets: Monthly on the 2nd Tuesday (No July & August)
Location: Ballston Spa Fire training Center
Attended by: Public Health Program Coordinator


Cancer Services Program of Fulton & Montgomery Counties

This partnership works with local health care providers and community based organizations to promote comprehensive screening for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer. The purpose of screening is to detect cancer at its earliest stages when treatment is more effective.
Cancer Services Program of Fulton & Montgomery Counties Website
Contact: Suzanne Hagadorn, Program Coordinator (SMH) (Email: hagadorns@smha.org) - 518.841.3726
Margaret Brodie (Email: brodiem@smha.org) - 518.770.7573
Meets: Meet only if necessary
Location: St. Mary’s Healthcare cafeteria on Guy Park Avenue
Attended by: Public Health Program Coordinator


Capital District Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC)

This group meets to share information related to Bioterrorism Grant Deliverables among planning partners. This includes Hospitals, Local Health Departments and NYS-DOH.
Contact: Carol Killian (Email: cak10@health.state.ny.us) - (W) 518.408.5401; (C) 518.461.0586
Meets: Quarterly
Location: Health care Association of New York State (HANYS) One Empire Drive Rensselaer
Attended by: Public Health Program Coordinator


County Early Intervention/Pre-School Administrator Committee (CEIPAC)

The counties in the Northeast region review EI and Preschool guidelines discuss state and local updates for the Early Intervention Program and Preschool Program.
Contact: Co- Chairs, Angela Stuart Palmer (Email: astuart@co.montgomery.ny.us) - 518.853.3531;
Lauren Clark (Email: lclark@discovergreene.com) - 518.719.3617
Meets: Quarterly
Location: at various locations
Attended by: EI Staff Representative


Head Start Health Advisory Committee

This committee is to advise in the planning, operation and evaluation of the health/nutrition and safety program for Head Start participants.
Contact: Vicky DePiazza (Email: depiazzv@gmail.com) - 518.775.5754
Meets: Biannual
Location: Amsterdam Head Start or Gloversville Head Start
Attended by: EI Staff Representative


Immunization Action Plan Consortia IV

Immunization Action Plan Consortia IV Includes Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie County NYSACHO and NYSDOH Immunization staff. The group meets to discuss concerns and receive state and local updates on children and adult immunizations.
Contact: Robert Viets (Email: robert@nysacho.org) - 518.456.7905
Meets: Quarterly
Location: at various locations
Attended by: Immunization Coordinator


Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council (LEICC)

The group meets to discuss concerns and promote awareness of the needs of children with developmental delays. Attended by members of EI Staff.
Contact: Angela Stuart Palmer (Email: astuart@co.montgomery.ny.us) - 518.853.3531
Meets: Biannual
Location: County Annex Building Room 111
Attended by: EI Staff Representative


Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) conducts county wide emergency preparedness planning.
Contact: Jeff Smith - 518.853.4011
Meets: Biannually
Location: Emergency Management Office
Attended by: Public Health Program Coordinator


Long Term Care Advisory Council

The task force conducts long term care system planning and development in order to ensure achievement of the goals and objectives of Montgomery County NY Connects.
Contact: Theresa Cranker (Email: theresa.cranker@dfa.state.ny.us) - 518.853.8162
Meets: Quarterly
Location: various locations through out the County
Attended by: Assistant Public Health Director


Montgomery County Allies in Prevention (MCAP)

A coalition developed to build a healthier Montgomery County through collaboration among community partners.
Contact: Margaret Clark - 518.736.8188 EXT 103
Meets: Monthly 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM
Location: Montgomery County Public Safety Building
Attended by: Lead Coordinator


Montgomery County EMS Advisory Board

Its purpose shall be to assess/evaluate the public needs as to emergency medical services. To develop and implement a Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services Plan for the County in order to develop and maintain programs for EMS training, EMS-related activities and mutual aid emergencies in which the services of EMS providers would be used. In addition, to cooperate with appropriate state agencies in furthering such programs. To act as an advisory board to the County Legislature and the Montgomery County EMS Coordinator. To participate in such programs for EMS training, EMS-related activities and Mutual aid and Mutual aid programs in case of emergencies in which the services of EMS Providers would be used.
Contact: Trish Green (Email: Patricia.Green@smha.org) Chair-person (C)
Brittney Dobbs (Email: bdobbs@co.montgomery.ny.us) EMS secretary
Sean Piesecki (Email: Spiasecki@easternmedicalsupport.com) EMS Coordinator for Montgomery County - 518.843.6860
Meets: Bimonthly on the third Wednesday @ 8:30 AM
Location: Montgomery County Public Safety Building
Attended by: Community Health Worker


RHENSOM Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego, and Montgomery Counties

Is designed to provide health education and information that promotes a healthy lifestyle to the above rural areas. The focus is on healthy eating and exercise as a means to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases; provides education about these issues; dental education health program for elementary children; promotion of rural healthcare careers to area high school and college students. Funds the PH booth at the Fonda Fair Booth.
RHENSOM Website
Contact: Doris Hill (Email: doris.hill@bassett.org) Bassett Healthcare - 607.547.7696,
Kristin Pullyblank (Email: Kristin.pullyblank@bassett.org) Bassett Healthcare - 607.547.6711
Meets: Annually
Location: Bassett’s Elk Street in Cooperstown
Attended by: Public Health Program Coordinator


Risk Management and Employee Safety Committee

The Risk Management and Employee Safety Committee promotes the safety of county employees.
Contact: Joe Emanuele (Email: jemanuele@co.montgomery.ny.us) - 518.853.8215
Meets: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:00 AM
Location: County Annex Building
Attended by: Community Health Worker


Rural Adult Immunization Coalition of Schoharie, Otsego, Montgomery, Fulton and Delaware Counties

Purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of adult immunization thereby reducing the spread of vaccine preventable diseases through immunization. This group provides and promotes education to the public and health care professionals to increase access to services and resources through coordination of programs and services within the five counties.
Contact: Diana Joyce (Email: Diana.joyce@health.ny.gov) - 518.473.4437
Meets: Quarterly
Location: at various locations
Attended by: Immunization Coordinator


Safe Kids of the Capital District

Safe kids worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children birth to 14 years of age.
Contact: Kelly Pike (AMC) (Email: pikek@mail.amc.edu) - 518.262.0890
Meets: The second Thursday of every other month at 1PM In Albany
Location: Albany Medical Center 43 New Scotland Avenue MC-88
Attended by: Community Health Worker


Suicide Prevention Task Force of Fulton and Montgomery Counties

Is an active coalition with a diverse membership dedicated to maintaining community wide suicide awareness, education, and prevention.
Contact: Sara Boerenko - 518.853.5620
Meets: Bimonthly
Location: Various locations throughout the 2 county area
Attended by: Lead Coordinator


Traffic Safety Board

The Traffic Safety Board meets to address traffic safety concerns and stop DWI. The Board sponsors a Traffic Safety Day each year.
Contact: William Beevers (Email: william.beevers@rmetro.com) - 518.993.4153
Meets: Quarterly /or as needed
Location: Montgomery County Public Safety Building
Attended by: Community Health Worker

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