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
The Children’s Health Insurance Connection (CHIC) was a very successful two year program in which Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) worked with numerous community partners to decrease the rate of uninsured children and families in a rural six-county region in Upstate New York.
With the CHIPRA – Cycle II funding concluded, the Adirondack Health Institute has been awarded Cycle III funding for the Connecting Communities to Coverage Initiative. This new program will utilize two of the key components from Cycle II, Education and Community Partnerships, to ensure that community leaders, organizations and institutions are fully prepared to assist consumers as the next phase of the federal Affordable Care Act is implemented in New York State. New York State, in addition to 17 other states and the District of Columbia, will be operating a fully state based Health Benefit Exchange. The remaining 33 states have either entered a federally-facilitated Exchange or state-federal Exchange partnership. All Exchanges, regardless of how they are administered, must be ready to begin enrolling consumers into coverage on October 1, 2013 and must be fully operational on January 1, 2014. New York State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace has been designed to help individuals, families and small businesses shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage on line, in person, or over the phone. The Marketplace will also screen and enroll eligible families for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid. However, if you have an immediate need for coverage, prior to January 1, 2014, please complete the application by clicking the “Learn More” button below.
Through a partnership with the Community Service Society of New York, Adirondack Health Institute is providing services through the In-Person Assistor/Navigator Program that will replace the services previously offered through the Community Health Advocate and Enrollment Services programs. This program will play a vital role in assisting individuals, families, small businesses and their employees to apply for and enroll in health insurance coverage through the New York State of Health Marketplace.
Community Health Advocates
The Community Health Advocates Program is no longer active. If you need help with health insurance questions you can call the Community Health Advocate’s Helpline at 1-888-614-5400. Adirondack Health Institute will be providing support via the IPA/N Program if you would like assistance with enrolling via the New York State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. To schedule an appointment with an AHI Enrollment Specialist, please call 518.832.6816.
As the Facilitated Enrollment program winds down, AHI is starting up the In-Person Assistor/Navigator (IPA/N) program which is focused on enrolling New Yorker’s via The New York State of Health Marketplace.
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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