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Collaborating to build healthy communities

A healthy community is more than the availability of good medical care. It is a collaborative effort in which everyone has a stake in building communities that support healthy choices so people can thrive.

Adirondack Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a tool that our organization uses to identify health trends in our service area. Adirondack Health conducted the most recent CHNA with our partners Essex County Public Health, Franklin County Public Health, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Moses Ludington Hospital, Adirondack Rural Health Network Staff. We are making our CHNA available so anyone can review the health data for our service area.

The Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 is New York State’s Health Improvement Plan or blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers. Adirondack Health, working collaboratively with the partners listed above, used the Prevention Agenda as a framework for the CHNA as well as Adirondack Medical Center’s Community Service Plan (CSP). The CSP outlines how Adirondack Health and our partners will work together to implement strategies and interventions to  improve the health and well-being of residents in our service area communities.

Adirondack Rural Health Network provided guidance and technical assistance to the respective committees and boards of these organizations, who approved the CHNA and CSP before they were adopted by each participating organization and submitted to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).