Welcome Video

Welcome to the Healthy Ulster County Network website. We are proud to be able to collaborate with community partners to offer you a comprehensive directory of preventative health resources.                                                                            County Executive Mike Hein

   

You Have the Power...

Combating  childhood obesity is the #1 public health issue in the nation and a major part of County Executive Mike Hein's Healthy Ulster County initiative. This video outlines the small steps you can take to keep your family healthy and strong!

 

   

Don't Drink Yourself Overweight

Sugar sweetened beverages offer empty calories and not much else. Don't drink yourself overweight!

 

 

 

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Participate in Healthy Ulster County Week!

                                 Healthy UC Week Web Button 2014

 

Download Ulster County's FREE New Suicide Awareness and Prevention iPhone App

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AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE IS HERE - CLICK HERE FOR THE NYS HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE 

Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse and Protect the Environment   

 Dispose of Your Unwanted Medications Safely and Anonymously                      

 Keep Your Kids Safe While Riding in Your  Car - How to Properly Install a Car Safety Seat

     

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 What to Do Before, During and After a Flood

NYS Flood Helpline: 1-888-769-7243

 EPA: Dealing With Floods and Other Emergencies

STOP SMOKING TODAY - GET FREE HELP - NYS SMOKERS' QUITLINE 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)

  

THE SOARING COST OF OBESITY IN NYS: OVER $11.8 BILLION

    PreventObesity.net

   Childhood Obesity

   YOU Have the Power to Prevent Childhood Obesity!

   Healthy Kingston for Kids

   OBESITY: COMPLEX BUT CONQUERABLE

How Carbs Trigger Food Cravings - NY Times

USDA Bans Sale of Junk Food in Schools

Fruits, Vegetables More Affordable Than Packaged Snacks and Sides

 

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Featured Healthy Recipe

Pepper-Jack Chicken with Succotash


       Healthy Ulster County Tip

 Nutrition experts recommend making half of your plate at every meal fruits and vegetables. Include grains, protein, and a serving of dairy with meals as well, and cut back on sugar, sodium, and saturated fat. Enjoy the food you eat, but keep portion sizes sensible.


 

 

     Be Tick Free in Ulster County

It's important to know the kind of threat ticks pose, and how you keep yourself protected. Ulster County has put togther some great information on preventing tick bites, as well as treating a bite. 

Tick Prevention Tips

Free TickID iPhone App



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UC Recreational Resource Map         

Check out Ulster County's new  
recreation resources map. It offers a comprehensive overview of all of the great natural assets in the region.


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         Creating Healthy Places

This site was made possible through the
 CreatingHealthy Places to Live, Work and
Play
Grant,aproject of Cornell Cooperativ
 Extension 
of Ulster County and funded by the
NYS
 Department of Health

Check Out Ulster County's New Healthy After-School Snack Guidelines 

 

  10 Good Reasons to Avoid Sugar Sweetened Beverages

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 New Study Shows Healthier Restaurant Choices are Good Business Too! 

 

  STOP BULLYING IN ULSTER COUNTY!