Community Organizations/Collaboratives

Healthy Ulster Council  

Healthy Ulster Council is a key component of Ulster County's Community Health Improvement Plan, as it relates to the New York State Department of Health's Prevention Agenda and in support of County Executive's goal of making Ulster the healthiest county in New York.

The primary mission of the Healthy Ulster Council is to "connect the dots" between the multitude of organizations, sectors, programs and communities, in Ulster County, that are working to promote wellness and prevent illness. By building on existing strengths, leveraging resources and identifying potential synergies and funding sources, the Healthy Ulster Council works to enhance and improve health outcomes for all residents by creating an integrated system of chronic disease prevention.

Healthy Ulster Council activities and initiatives are designed to be broad enough to be inclusive of all stakeholders, new ideas and innovative approaches, while also being focused enough to achieve tangible and measurable results.

The meetings happen Bi-monthly on the second Thursday and are open to the public.  They take place from 2-4 pm at the Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health at 239 Golden Hill Lane, Kingston.  Please register in advance by emailing:

Healthy Ulster Council Overview Flyer 

2022 Healthy Ulster Meeting Dates:

January 13

March 10

May 12

July 14

September 8

November 10

2021 Healthy Ulster Meeting Dates:

January 14


March 11


May 13


July 8


September 9


November 18


2021 Annual Report

Ulster County Inventory For Health

2020 Meetings

January 9

     March 12

     May 14 - Listen to the recorded Zoom meeting:

      July  9 - Listen to the recorded Zoom meeting:    

      Sept. 10- Listen to the recorded Zoom meeting:

 November 12

2020 Annual Report

Past Meeting Notes and Presentations:

Meeting Notes: January 9, 2020


“Community Energy Engagement Program” 

Gentle Stretching for Meetings Guide

Healthy Ulster Council-2019 Year in Review 

March-Meeting Cancelled

Meeting Notes: May 14, 2020


Addressing the Ulster County COVID-19 Crisis

 Ulster County Project Resilience

Meeting Notes: July 9, 2020


Employment and Training

Update on the Ulster County Inventory for Health Assessment

Meeting Notes: September 10, 2020


“Making Every Moment Count-Overview of Hudson Valley Hospice Services”

COVID-19 Testing

Meeting Notes: November 12, 2020


Meeting Agenda

Cancer Prevention at the Institute for Family Health

The Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration


2019 Year in Review 

2019 Annual Report

Meeting Notes: November 14, 2019

Meeting Notes: September 12, 2019

Meeting Notes: July 11, 2019

Meeting Notes: May 9, 2019

Meeting Notes: March 14, 2019

Meeting Notes: January 10, 2019

2018 Annual Report

Meeting Notes: November 8, 2018

Meeting Notes: September 13, 2018

Meeting Notes: July 12, 2018

Meeting Notes: May 10, 2018

Meeting Notes: March 8, 2018

Meeting Notes: January 11, 2018

2017 Annual Report

Meeting Notes: November 9, 2017

Meeting Notes: September 14, 2017

Meeting Notes: July 13, 2017

Meeting Notes: May 11, 2017

Meeting Notes: March 19, 2017

Healthy Walk Toolkit, 2017

Meeting Notes: January 12, 2017

Meeting Notes: October 13, 2016

Meeting Notes: August 11, 2016

Meeting Notes: June 9, 2016

Meeting Notes: April 4, 2016

Meeting Notes: February 11, 2016

Meeting Notes: July 23, 2015

Meeting Notes: May 21, 2015 

Meeting Notes: March 26, 2015

Initial CDPC Meeting Minutes - January 29, 2015

PowerPoint Presentations:

Healthy Ulster Council Overview: PowerPoint Presentation (in PDF)

Kingston Greenline

HV Farm Fresh/Farm to Table PowerPoint (addressing food insecurity and access to fresh, local food for vulnerable populations) - from the 09.24.16 meeting

STRIVE Initiative PowerPoint Presentation(access to education in the heart of Midtown Kingston) - from the 09.24.16 meeting

Culture of Health Prize PowerPoint - from the 02.11.16 meeting

Scenic Hudson Farmland Protection PowerPoint - from the 02.11.16 meeting

Transportation and Health 08.11.16 - Presentation by Brian Slack, UC Planning

Relatives as Parents Program 08.11.16 - Presentation by Jennifer M. Patterson, Program Coordinator 

Inventory of Preventative Health Resources in Ulster County

If you would like more information on chronic disease prevention initiatives in Ulster County and/or how you can participate, please contact Melinda Herzog:

If you are aware of preventive health-related organizations, programs or services that the Healthy Ulster Council should be aware of, please click on the following Survey Monkey link: or contact Melinda Herzon, Healthy Ulster Council Coordinator at


Community Partners:

Center for Creative Education (CCE)
The mission of the CCE is to create a better world by nurturing and empowering youth and community through the arts. The Center provides a wide array of classes in dance, music, fitness, theater, spoken word, computer arts technology, and the visual arts. These classes are offered after school at our main site in midtown Kingston and in school districts throughout the Hudson Valley.

Diabetes Education Center

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Diabetes Education Center is committed to providing individuals with the skills and knowledge to manage diabetes and prevent diabetic complications. The Diabetes Education Center is also a community resource center where we host trainings and educational programs and offer information resources for our community to learn about diabetes. Free support group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Contact: Cynthia Bell, Program Assistant, 845.334.4249 Ext. 1, 37 Albany Avenue, Kingston, N.Y. 12401, (845) 334-4249

Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee
The Kingston Land Trust Rail Trail Committee is dedicated to planning, development, utilization, and proper maintenance of rail trails and other non-motorized linkages in the City of Kingston. Contact: Andi Turco-Levin, Chair, PO Box 2701, Kingston, NY  12402, (845) 877-LAND (5263) or

Live Well Kingston (LWK)
LWK is a city-endorsed coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals that work together to improve the environment, culture, and opportunities in Kingston, NY for residents to lead healthier lives.  Live Well Kingston is championed by the City of Kingston as part of the Mayor’s Wellness Initiative.

Rondout Valley Growers Association, Inc.
The Rondout Valley Growers Association is a non-profit community organization comprised of local farmers, residents, and businesses committed to strengthening the region's farms and preserving agricultural open space for future generations. Contact: P.O. Box 867, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 (845) 626-1532 or

ShopRite of Kingston Grocery Store 
The retail dietitian provides complimentary nutrition services to Kingston and the surrounding community.  Available for grocery store tours, individual & family counseling, product requests & information, health events, cooking classes, nutrition seminars and community programs for schools & businesses.  801 Miron Lane, Kingston, NY 12401, (845) 332-9920

UlsterCorps is a countywide resource dedicated to fostering a culture of volunteerism, collaborative work and community service. Our mission is to educate about volunteerism and best practices, facilitate successful and effective volunteer placements, and build collaborations among nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and businesses engaged in community involvement throughout Ulster County. While UlsterCorps involves individuals of all ages in its activities, it has a deep commitment to engaging and educating youth in community service and leadership. Contact: Beth McLendon, Director, PO Box 34, Stone Ridge, NY 12484, (845) 481-0331 or

Ulster Prevention Council (UPC)
UPC has systematically built a prevention infrastructure across Ulster County.  UPC strives to increase community capacity to address local needs and to expand the provision of evidence-based services. In addition, they provide direct services to high-risk youth, respond to local needs, and focus on prevention at the population level.  Contact: Cheryl Depaolo, 85 Grand St., Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 458-7406 or


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