Adirondack Rural Health Network
The Adirondack Rural Health Network is a community partnership of public, private and non-profit organizations in Upstate New York. The mission of the ARHN is to undertake community health activities that are best accomplished through collective efforts of member organizations focusing on health problems of greatest concern, addressing the health needs of underserved populations, and adding value to the regional health care system. Adirondack Rural Health Network creates a collaborative process for developing strategies and for implementing, monitoring and evaluating the regional health care system.
The Adirondack Rural Health Network was established in 1992 through a grant award between the Upper Hudson Primary Care Consortium and the New York State Department of Health. Over the years, ARHN has achieved significant success as a catalyst for regional community health service development with special focus on primary care, behavioral health, oral health, and emergency medical/pre-hospital services. It links community health centers, hospitals, local public health units, community mental health programs, emergency medical services, and other health-related service agencies by providing the forum to address regional rural health care delivery problems.