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Adirondack Health Institute is an independent, non-profit organization supporting hospitals, physician practices, behavioral health providers, community-based organizations, patients and others in our region to transform health care and improve population health.

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NEWS & EVENTS

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ADK Wellness Connections

AHI has released an RFP to identify organizations to serve as Coordination Centers for our new multi-sector referral network.

10th Annual AHI Summit

2018 AHI Summit: Celebrating a Decade of Collaborative Excellence: Improving Health Outcomes

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4th Annual Telehealth Conference

2018 North Country Telehealth Conference:
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AHI EVENTS

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EASE at Washington County Fair

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - August 26 @ 11:00 pm
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EASE at Diabetes Awareness Health Fair

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

AHI NEWS

AHI’s Davey Attends Tufts University School of Medicine’s Health Literacy Leadership Institute

Melissa Davey, AHI’s Community Engagement Coordinator (second from right), recently completed a one-week fellowship course at Tufts University School of Medicine’s Health Literacy Leadership Institute in Boston. The educational program supports professionals engaged in health literacy work to transform public health and health care delivery through peer learning and the sharing of best practice. Students learned principles to improve patient-provider communication and health care quality.

Davey, who earned a certificate for successfully completing the intensive course, serves as the lead of the AHI PPS Cultural Competency and Health Literacy (CCHL) initiative, providing training and supporting the work of CCHL champions at partner organizations seeking to enhance patient interactions
and simplify service access.

If your organization is interested in instituting culturally-competent and health-literate best practice, promoting health equity and reducing health disparities, contact Davey for assistance at [email protected], or 518.480.0111, ext. 312.

AHI Helps Young Expecting Couple Get Health Insurance Coverage

Youhwan Heo and Laura Scoville of Schroon Lake are expecting a child. The young couple was worried because they lacked health insurance until they connected with AHI’s Enrollment Assistance Services and Education (EASE) program and Enrollment Specialist, Janet Littlefield, who provided them with free help to select coverage. Laura said, “We were really struggling to figure this all out. It was so important to get insured. We’ve now been seen by doctors and treated. What a wonderful experience and such a life-saving service! If you lack health insurance or know someone who does, AHI provides free enrollment assistance. Call 1.866.872.3740 to schedule an appointment.

ADK Wellness Connections

Adirondack Health Institute is pleased to announce the name of the new multi-sector referral network being implemented throughout our nine-county service area. ADK Wellness Connections is being built on the Unite Us technology platform and will enable both direct provider-to-provider referrals, as well as referrals to three new Coordination Centers. Each Coordination Center will be a centralized resource for facilitating referrals between providers, ensuring all parties are informed of referral outcomes.

AHI has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify organizations to fulfill the role of Coordination Center in three geographic areas:

  1. Glens Falls and Fulton PHN regions (Fulton, Hamilton, Warren, Washington, and northern Saratoga counties)
  2. Plattsburgh and Saranac Lake PHN regions (Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties)
  3. Lawrence PHN region (St. Lawrence County)

Below is the RFP document containing all the details, a fillable PDF RFP application template, an RFP budget template, and a Coordination Center workflows slide deck.

ADK Wellness Connections RFP Details
ADK Wellness Connections RFP Application Template
ADK Wellness Connections RFP Budget Template
Coordination Center Workflows

The deadline for RFP submissions is August 30, 2018, so that the new ADK Wellness Connections network can go live October 15, 2018.

If you have any questions about ADK Wellness Connections, please email AHI’s Community Engagement team at [email protected].