Bassett Gets HealthySteps Grant

Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown will be sharing in more than $6.5 million awarded to 17 medical practices throughout the state to expand mental health services for children.

Bassett will receive $352,066 to support the HealthySteps program which works to identify emerging behavioral and developmental issues early on, prevent mental health problems through anticipatory guidance, and promote healthy lifestyles.

The governor’s office says the money allows Bassett to create a HealthySteps specialist position and providese training and technical assistance needed to implement the program.