Nominations sought for community health heroes

Nominations sought for community health heroes
Source: Gray News Media (Source: Gray News Media)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Do you know a community health hero?

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and the North Country Health Compass Partners are looking for nominations of people who have demonstrated outstanding public service and commitment to improving health and wellness in their community.

All nominees must…

• live, work, or volunteer in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence County

• be striving to improve health and wellness

• demonstrate an exceptional level of compassion, effort and achievement

A Community Health Hero could be a neighbor, loved one, retired citizen, physician, nurse, healthcare provider, patient advocate, or anyone else in the community.

Community members may submit one nomination for consideration. Volunteers from the North Country Health Compass

Partners will then select a recipient from each of the counties based on the following factors: relation to health and wellness; scope of impact; depth of impact; social influence; volunteerism; and uniqueness.

Nomination forms can be found online at All nominations must be submitted by September 30.

Recipients will be honored in November.

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