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April 6, 2018

NYCON Members to Receive Community Health Awards

Two NYCON Members are to receive Community Health Awards selected by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.  

Congratulations to:

  • Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County, Ithaca, to further the Health Planning Council’s Red Folder Project. The council will create and distribute large, red folders that patients can use to better track and manage all of their relevant health information, including medication lists, discharge papers, health care proxy forms, personal health records, appointment reminders and physician contact numbers.


  • Prevention Network, Syracuse, to purchase 265 drug deactivation kits for distribution among families across Onondaga County. The kits include a proprietary activated carbon system to safely dispose of unused prescription medications. Distribution will take place at 15 community health, wellness and substance abuse prevention events that will be held this year.


Review the full article and press release HERE.

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