Adirondack Rural Health Network (ARHN)

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.

The ARHN hosts quarterly meetings. Health care professionals and other stakeholders from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties are welcome to attend. Please contact us at 518.480.0111, ext. 317 to be added to our invitation list.

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New York State Prevention Agenda

The New York State Department of Health Prevention Agenda 2013-2018 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 which support activities related to the NYS DOH Prevention Agenda 2013-2018.


Community Health Assessment (CHA) Committee

The ARHN Community Health Assessment (CHA) Committee is made up of representatives from twelve hospitals and local public health departments from seven counties who contract each year with the ARHN/AHI for community health assessment services. Representatives from Adirondack Health, , Essex County Public Health, Franklin County Public Health, Fulton County Public Health, Glens Falls Hospital, Hamilton County Public Health, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home, UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center, UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, UVM Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Warren County Health Services and Washington County Health Services are all committee members. Since 2002, the 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

Community Health Improvement Plans from our Public Health Partners

Data Resources

The New York State Community Action Association has created a needs assessment tool which could provide assistance in the development of the Community Needs Assessment. This tool is a compilation of information from multiple state and federal resources and compiled into a single report on the county level.

County and State Profiles

The New York State Health Workforce Planning Data Guide from the Center for Health Workforce Studies provides demographic, education, health, and workforce data.

Grant Writing Resources

ARHN-Hosted Grant Assistance Webinar Series

ARHN Suggested Grant Writing Assistance Websites

Evidence-Based Strategies and Resources