The AHI Story

Building a Healthy Future Since 1987

Adirondack Health Institute (AHI), an independent non-profit Article 28 organization under New York State Department of Health regulations, was established in 1987. For thirty years the organization has supported hospitals, physician practices, behavioral health providers, community-based organizations, patients and others in our region in sharing our vision and mission of transforming health care and improving population health.

We were originally founded as the Adirondack Rural Health Network (ARHN), a program to address the unique challenge of providing health care in a rural region. Eventually we grew and changed our name to the Upper Hudson Primary Care Consortium (UHPCC). When operating as the UHPCC, we provided the region with management and administrative support services, workforce recruitment and retention, network organization and development, health center establishment, and regional strategic planning.

In 2011, we became Adirondack Health Institute, a collaborative of three member organizations. We added a fourth member in 2014 and a fifth member in 2016. We built on our UHPCC foundation and worked with a large network of stakeholders to improve access to care and develop payment reform.