St. Mary’s Healthcare

Cancer Prevention in Action adheres to all recommended and mandated safety guidelines as disclosed from the CDC, federal, state and local government to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

 

Cancer Prevention in Action adheres to all recommended and mandated safety guidelines as disclosed from the CDC, federal, state and local government to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

St. Mary's Healthcare

Serving: Fulton, Montgomery, and Schenectady Counties

Website: https://www.smha.org

Contacts:

Ginger Champain, Program Coordinator
518-770-6815
ginger.champain@nysmha.org

Kelsey Carpe, Health Education Promotions Coordinator
518-770-7573
kelsey.carpe@nysmha.org

427 Guy Park Ave
Amsterdam, NY 12010

About Us:

St. Mary’s Healthcare is committed to reduce the cancer burden within the counties we serve with cancer education and prevention programs in our community. We will develop community partnerships with public and private sector organizations to work towards creating cancer prevention policies where we work, live and play.

New York State Cancer Consortium

St. Mary’s Healthcare is a member of the New York State Consortium, a voluntary network in New York State that collaborates to address the cancer burden in the state.  The St. Mary’s Healthcare team focuses on Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties,  engaging in prevention and early detection of cancer in these three counties to help achieve goals for the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.

Cancer Prevention in Action adheres to all recommended and mandated safety guidelines as disclosed from the CDC, federal, state and local government to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

HPV Awareness

We partnered with Montgomery County Public Health and visited all the healthcare offices and dental offices in the entire county and provided each office with HPV materials. Sharing the importance of the HPV vaccine to dental providers is crucial as oropharyngeal cancer has surpassed cervical cancer. 

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Photos from Past Events

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Community Partners

These Organizations Are Taking Action Against Cancer:

 

Busy Bear Daycare

 


Breast and Prostate Cancer Peer Education Project
for Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties
427 Guy Park Ave Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 770-7828

 

 


Calderwood Training Solutions
110 Calderwood Rd, Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 265-0778

 

 

 

 


Cancer Services Program
for Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties
427 Guy Park Ave Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 841-3726

 

 

 


Capital Region Chamber
5 Computer Dr S, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 431-1400

 

 

 

 


City of Amsterdam
61 Church St Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 841-4300

 

 

 

 


City of Gloversville
3 Frontage Rd Gloversville, NY 12078
(518) 773-4500

 

 

 

 


Creative Connections Clubhouse
303 East Main Street Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 212-5905

 

 

 


 

Creative Minds Childcare

 

 


Fulmont Community Action Agency
PO Box 835 Fonda, NY 12068
(518) 853-3011

 

 

 


Fulton County Public Health
Public Health Director Laurel Headwell MS
2714 NY-29, Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-5720

 

 

 

 

 


Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce
2 North Main St
Gloversville NY, 12078
(518) 725-0641

 

 

Member


Girls, Inc.
962 Albany St Schenectady, NY 12307
(518) 374-9800

 

 

 


Gloversville Water Works
310 Norboro Rd.
Gloversville,NY 12078
518-773-4520

 

 

 

 


Grow Amsterdam NY Inc.
10 Church Street Unit 514 Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 620-1802

 

 

 


Great Sacandaga Brewing Company
3647 NY-30, Broadalbin, NY 12025
(518) 883-7012

 

 

 

 


HFM Prevention Council & Creative Connections Clubhouse
86 Briggs St Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-8188

 

 

 


Ladybug In-Home Daycare

 

 


Montgomery County Clerk’s Office
County Clerk Brittany Kolbe
P.O. Box 1500 – 64 Broadway, Fonda, NY 12068
(518) 853-8111


Montgomery County Public Health
20 Park St. PO Box 1500 Fonda, NY 12068
Public Health Director Sara Boerenko LCSW
Public Health, Mental Health Director
(518) 853-8200

 

 

 

 


Royal Mountain Campground & Granny’s Ice Cream
4948 State Highway 29, Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 762-1946

 

 

 

 


Schenectady County Public Health
Schaffer Heights, 107 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 346-2187


St. Mary’s Institute
10 Kopernick Blvd, Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 842-4100

 

 

 

 


Wolf Hollow Brewing Company
6882 Amsterdam Rd, Glenville, NY 12302
(518) 214-4093

Cancer Prevention in Action adheres to all recommended and mandated safety guidelines as disclosed from the CDC, federal, state and local government to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Virtual Education Services Now Available!

Take Action Against Cancer with Educational Distance Learning.

Did you know Cancer Prevention in Action now offers Educational Distance Learning? Your organization can take action against cancer with our FREE virtual educational services. These 15-30 minute classes are available a la carte and can be virtually presented to individuals or groups as live or pre-recorded sessions.

Click Contact Us above to learn more!

Class Topics Include:

Sun Safety

  • Sun safety education for children
  • Sun safety education for outdoor worksites
  • Sun safety education for outdoor recreation

HPV

  • Education on HPV vaccine for the community
  • Education on HPV vaccine for medical providers
  • Education on HPV vaccine for dental providers

Paid Time Off for Cancer Screenings

  • Education on how your organization can offer a paid time off benefit for cancer screenings

To learn more about our educational services or to schedule a class, contact us today!

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Cancer Prevention in Action adheres to all recommended and mandated safety guidelines as disclosed from the CDC, federal, state and local government to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Cancer Prevention Champions

Taking action against cancer is a team effort. It requires the participation of state and local government, business owners, employers, and community organizations to raise awareness about the many forms of cancer and help educate the public on the steps they can take to prevent cancer.

Each champion below has played an instrumental role in bringing the Cancer Prevention in Action message to the people of our community. We thank them for their leadership and commitment to taking action against cancer.

City of Amsterdam – Rob Spagnola, Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Director 

The City of Amsterdam NY is located in Montgomery County, New York. The completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 was an economic boom to the city, which became an important manufacturing center known for its carpets. The city developed on both sides of the Mohawk River. Today The City of Amsterdam encourages you to visit the wonderful museums, experience 24+ beautiful parks, bike paths, historical sites and many quality family owned restaurants as well as numerous options for lodging. The City of Amsterdam Recreation Department maintains more than 50 of the City’s parks, veteran’s monuments, traffic islands, bridges, pool and athletic fields on a daily basis. The Recreation Department also plans, organizes and oversees the major events in the City throughout the calendar year as well as community activities, youth programming, and recreational adult and youth sports leagues.

Rob Spagnola, Director of Tourism, Marketing and Recreation Department for the City of Amsterdam is a CPiA champion for welcoming and adopting 2 sun safety policies. The city adopted sun safety policies for outdoor worksite for all city employees as well as a sun safety policy for outdoor recreation for all residents and visitors. The city has installed several shade sails and sunscreen dispensers in various parks throughout the city to provide shade and protect visitors and residents. We appreciate The City of Amsterdam, NY for being the first sun safe city in Montgomery County NY.

Pictured: Rob Spagnola – Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Director and Michele Pawlik – Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Specialist

City of Gloversville – Vincent DeSantis, Mayor

The City of Gloversville NY was originally settled by New England Puritans in the 1790’s. As the community grew, leather tanning became a prominent local industry and the manufacture of gloves became widespread as a cottage industry. In 1828, the settlement was officially given its current name upon the establishment of the first post office. Steady growth followed not only through manufacturing but through Gloversville’s prominence as a gateway to the Adirondacks with its rich supplies of lumber, firs and other forest products. Today Gloversville’s physical character is reflective of much of its history and traditions. The city is surrounded by a truly rural environment dominated by fields and forests with almost no strip mall or residential sprawl. The pristine beauty of the Adirondacks, with its lakes and forests, is only a ten minute drive from the City’s Center. Not a single traffic light interrupts travelers between the city line and the vastness of the wilderness on any one of several two-lane roadways.

Mayor Vincent DeSantis and the Gloversville Common Council are CPiA champions for adopting 3 cancer prevention policies. The city adopted sun safety policies for outdoor worksite for all city employees as well as a sun safety policy for outdoor recreation for all residents and visitors. The third policy that was adopted through the Mayor and the Common Council was a Paid Time Off For Cancer Screening Policy for their employees which was also added and updated to their employee handbook. We appreciate Mayor DeSantis and the Common Council for reducing the cancer burden by having a city that welcomes and encourages actions to take against cancer with these policies in place.

St. Mary’s Healthcare – Dr. Mahvash Majeed, M.D.

Dr. Majeed M.D. is a pediatric doctor at St. Mary’s Memorial Pediatric Health Center located in Amsterdam NY. The Pediatric team at St. Mary’s knows your little one is the most important person in your life, so we treat them like one of our own. You’re never just another patient at St. Mary’s. The staff at the hospital and both of our pediatric health centers remains committed to providing high-quality care in a child-friendly setting by focusing on each child’s unique needs while incorporating a family-centered care approach. This means that we will work with you to care for your child’s specific needs, whether it’s a newborn or an adolescent, and whether it’s a minor injury or illness, or a complex condition. Our staff is trained to care for each child and their special needs.

Dr. Majeed is a CPiA champion and strongly recommends to her age appropriate patients to obtain the cancer prevention vaccine HPV, human papillomavirus. She is the doctor featured in our CPiA HPV video and strongly believes that the HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. We applaud Dr. Majeed and her entire staff for their dedication and commitment to reduce the cancer burden in the community they serve.

St. Mary’s Healthcare – Dr. Emily Etzkorn, M.D.

Dr. Etzkorn, M.D. specializes and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. She has been in private practice in Amsterdam, NY since 2001 and maintains a busy primary care practice there. She enjoys taking care of the entire family. She maintains hospital privileges at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, NY. Their mission is to provide compassionate, timely, excellent medical care for the entire family. The practice offers preventative health care, chronic disease management and sick care for all ages. Dr. Etzkorn is a CPiA champion because she values distributing education on sun safety practices to all her patients as well as being a huge advocate for age-appropriate patients to obtain the cancer prevention vaccine HPV, human papillomavirus. We applaud Dr. Etzkorn and her entire staff for their dedication and commitment to reducing the cancer burden in the community they serve.

Cancer Prevention in Action adheres to all recommended and mandated safety guidelines as disclosed from the CDC, federal, state and local government to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Upcoming Events


June 2021 – Men’s Health Month

Screening the Unscreened: Leveraging Partnerships to Increase
CRC Screening in Alabama


July 2021

• Sun Safety Education at Girls Inc. – 5 classes
• Sun Safety Education at City of Amsterdam Summer Camp – 6 classes
• Capital Region Chamber Network by 9
Sun Safety Education at City of Amsterdam Learn to Swim Program – 6 classes
Granny’s Ice Cream & Royal Mountain Campground Taking Action Against Cancer
• Cancer Medicine Support Group
ASAPP’s Promise Coalition Meeting
Montgomery County Cares Coalition Meeting
Glove City Coalition Meeting
Schenectady Coalition for a Healthy Community Meeting


August 2021 – Immunization Awareness Month

• Sun Safety Education at YWCA NorthEastern NY
• Sun Safety Education at Gloversville Recreation Commission Summer Camp – 2 classes
• NYS HPV Quarterly Coalition Meeting
• ASAPP’s Promise Coalition Meeting
• Montgomery County Cares Coalition Meeting
• Glove City Coalition Meeting

Cancer Prevention in Action adheres to all recommended and mandated safety guidelines as disclosed from the CDC, federal, state and local government to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

A High Quality Recommendation

Paid Time Off for Cancer Screenings

About Cancer Prevention in Action

Sun Safety at the Pool

Sun Safety at the Park

Sun Safety When Working or Playing Outdoors

Sun Safety On the Move

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who helped make this video series possible.

 

Office Locations

St. Mary’s Healthcare
427 Guy Park Ave
Amsterdam, NY 12010
ph: (518) 842-1900

Contact Us

Contacts:
Ginger Champain, Program Coordinator
(518) 770-6815
ginger.champain@nysmha.org

Kelsey Carpe, Health Education Promotions Coordinator
(518) 770-7573
kelsey.carpe@nysmha.org