AHI's Activities, Partners and Programs Include:
Adirondack Medical Home Pilot
Adirondack Medical Home Pilot is an innovative, patient-centered model for the delivery of health care services that strengthens the role of primary care. The Pilot focuses on prevention and care coordination to improve quality and contain costs. Participating organizations include 35 primary care practices (representing some 100 physicians and a like number of physician assistants and nurse practitioners), five hospitals, seven commercial health plans and Medicaid, Medicare, the New York State Department of Health, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and the New York State Association of Counties.
The Adirondack Health Home
Health Home is a model of service delivery that expands on the traditional medical home model to build linkages to other community and social supports, and to enhance coordination of medical and behavioral health care, with the main focus on the needs of persons with multiple chronic illnesses. This is done primarily through a “care manager” who oversees and provides access to all of the services an individual needs to assure that they receive everything necessary to stay healthy, out of the emergency room and out of the hospital.
The Adirondack Health Home will provide care by assembling multidisciplinary teams of medical, mental health, chemical dependency treatment providers, social workers, nurses and other care providers led by a dedicated care manager who will assure that enrollees receive needed services in accordance with a single plan of care. Other team members may include nutritionists/dieticians, pharmacists, outreach workers including peer specialists and other representatives as appropriate to meet the patient needs.
Adirondack Rural Health Network
Adirondack Rural Health Network is a regional coalition that conducts community health planning activities by providing the forum for local public health services, community health centers, hospitals, community mental health programs, emergency medical services, and other health-related service agencies to assess regional needs and the effectiveness of the rural health care delivery system.
Children’s Health Insurance Connection
Children’s Health Insurance Connection is a 17-county collaborative that increases the number of eligible children enrolled and retained in Medicaid and Child Health Plus through the use of new technology and the medical home model. The program technology streamlines the enrollment and renewal practices and places advocates in the community to provide assistance and education on health care and coverage options.
Community Health Advocates
Community Health Advocates is a program offering free consumer assistance on health insurance and health care access issues. It includes helping consumers find and enroll in affordable health insurance, locate health care providers, find prescription coverage and gain assistance with billing issues.
Facilitated Enrollment is a program that uses community-based enrollers to help uninsured children, teens, and adults to enroll in affordable health insurance such as Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus.
Greater Adirondack Perinatal Network
Greater Adirondack Perinatal Network is one of 16 organizations funded by New York State’s Department of Health to improve birth outcomes. GAP-Net promotes comprehensive perinatal health care by providing education, information and referral services to individuals, families and professionals.
HEAL 10 Grant Administration
AHI is playing a key role in administering a HEAL NY grant to support implementation and effective use of interoperable health information technology.
Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center
Hudson Mohawk AHEC is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that recruits and develops the health care workforce critical to health care access and economic development in underserved communities.
Sexual Trauma And Recovery Services (STARS)
STARS is a program that provides free, confidential services to victims of sexual assault in Washington County. Services include a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, information and referrals, medical and legal advocacy, support groups and child abuse prevention programs.
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