The Adirondack Rural Health Network (ARHN), the longest-running program of AHI, originating in 1992, provides a forum for public health leaders, community health centers, hospitals, behavioral health organizations, emergency medical services, and other community-based organizations to assess regional population health needs and develop collaborative responses to priorities. As a multi-stakeholder regional coalition, ARHN informs on planning assessment, provides education and training to further the NYS DOH Prevention Agenda and Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, and offers other resources that support the development of the regional health care system.
ARHN hosts quarterly meetings targeting health care professionals and other stakeholders from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties. Please contact us at [email protected] to be added to our invitation list.
Rural Health Champions of the Year
Congratulations to the six 2021 Rural Health Champions who were recognized for their demonstrated leadership and exceptional dedication to community members within the Adirondack Rural Health Network (ARHN) region at the 2021 North Country Leadership Summit.
Click here to view the 2021 Rural Health Champions ceremony recording!
Information on 2022 Rural Health Champion nominations will be release in Summer of 2022.
Check out other Northern NY Rural Health Networks
- Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization
- North Country Behavioral Health Network
- North Country Telehealth Partnership
- Rural Health Network of Oswego County
- St. Lawrence Health Initiative
Promoting Rural Health Advocacy
- View the Promoting Rural Health Advocacy webinar.
- View the Advocacy Toolkit for resources, information, and templates to help you further your own advocacy initiatives.
- Visit the Clear the Air in the Southern Adirondacks (CASA) webpage for more information on how to Take Action.
- Visit the NYSARH.org website to view their Advocacy Toolkit
New York State Prevention Agenda
The New York State Department of Health Prevention Agenda 2019-2024 is a blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers. It guides regional health planning activities and resources. This is integral to ARHN initiatives that support activities related to the NYS DOH Prevention Agenda 2019-2024.
Community Health Assessment (CHA) Committee
The ARHN Community Health Assessment (CHA) Committee is made up of representatives from thirteen hospitals and local public health departments from seven counties who contract each year with ARHN/AHI for community health assessment services. Representatives from Adirondack Health, Clinton County Health Department, Essex County Public Health, Franklin County Public Health, Fulton County Public Health, Glens Falls Hospital, Hamilton County Public Health, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home, University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center, University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Warren County Health Services, and Washington County Health Services are all committee members. Since 2002, ARHN has coordinated this multi-county, regional stakeholder committee to support community health planning and assessment, including capacity development, provision of decision-making resources/tools, and leveraging collaborative partnerships/resources to address identified regional priorities.
Regional Health Assessment Reports
Adirondack Rural Health Network Community Health Assessment
Community Service Plans from our Hospital Partners
- Adirondack Health
- Glens Falls Hospital
- Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home
- University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center
- University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
- University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital
Community Health Improvement Plans from our Public Health Partners
- Clinton County Health Department
- Essex County Health Department
- Franklin County Public Health
- Fulton County Public Health
- Hamilton County Public Health
- Warren County Health Services
- Washington County Public Health Services
Addressing Social Determinants of Health
ADK Wellness Connections – This site connects health and community-based providers together for referral and care management through real-time electronic referrals, in-app messaging, and notifications. ADK Wellness Connections can help connect our local community to social and health care resources and there is no cost for this service.
Community Commons – The newly revamped Community Commons is a collaborative initiative that exists to serve the healthy communities movement by helping changemakers advance equitable community health and well-being.
HealthyADK – Designed for professionals, the site provides up-to-date community health data, and links to evidence-based programs based on a community’s needs.
Using Data for Community Needs Assessments – ARHN sponsored a statistical and data analysis webinar in partnership with the Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center, Using Data for Community Needs Assessments, to better assist partners with interpreting and analyzing public health data.
County and ARHN Region Infographics
Click the following links for printable PDFs:
- ARHN Region Data Snapshot
- Clinton County Data Snapshot
- Essex County Data Snapshot
- Franklin County Data Snapshot
- Fulton County Data Snapshot
- Hamilton County Data Snapshot
- Warren County Data Snapshot
- Washington County Data Snapshot
- View the Grant Search Best Practices webinar.
- Visit the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) website for more information.
- Visit the DH Leonard Consulting Grant Writer’s Blog website.
Resources for Supporting LGBTQ+ Well-Being – ARHN, in partnership with the AHI PPS Community Engagement and Workforce teams, is sponsoring the Supporting LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Training Series. To find resources and information on future training sessions, please click the header above.