$2.44 MILLION HEALTH GRANT AWARDED TO AHI

Initiative to improve health, medical care and lower costs for the North Country

Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) is the recipient of a $2.44 million Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) grant awarded by the New York Department of Health (DOH). PHIP is intended to support the state’s Prevention Agenda and proposed State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP).

“PHIP’s role is integral to the state’s targeted  ’Triple Aim’ of better care, better population health, and lower health care costs,” explained Cathy Homkey, CEO, Adirondack Health Institute.  “The DOH has charged AHI with convening local stakeholders to provide a neutral forum for identifying, sharing, disseminating, and helping to implement best practices and strategies to promote better health outcomes and reduce disparities across the population in our six county region.”

“For decades AHI has partnered with providers and community-based organizations from many sectors to build healthy communities,” said Homkey.  “We are excited to bring much needed resources to address diverse needs including the social determinants of health.”

AHI is one of ten New York state regional contractors to receive the grant. The PHIP grant recipients are listed in the Department of Health (DOH) announcement.