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To achieve our goals, FDRHPO relies heavily on strong partnerships with the North Country community.

 

In 2013, we convened North Country Health Compass Partners to assist and inform our work around population health in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. North Country Health Compass Partners is a collaboration of local hospitals, public health agencies, behavioral healthcare providers, prevention councils, education institutions, insurance providers, and community-based organizations. The group meets monthly to discuss, brainstorm, and review the community’s

population health priorities.

 

This three-county region is the most sparsely populated but geographically largest in New York State with over 250,000 people residing in over 5,000 square miles of land mass. This region is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for primary care, dental health, and mental health . The area is unique in that the region’s community healthcare system supports Fort Drum, the only installation in the US Army with a division of Soldiers and families without an on-post hospital. Most specialty care and all inpatient care for the 40,000 Tricare beneficiaries in the region is provided by community hospitals and healthcare providers.

 

Regional healthcare data, including interactive charts, graphs, and dashboards for all of our population health priority areas is available upon request. Please click HERE to let us know what information you need; we’re happy to assist.

 

OUR MISSION: To develop, implement, and evaluate a regional health improvement initiative through research, data analysis, community engagement, and collaboration among public health departments, hospitals, healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and the general public.

 

OUR VISION: Improved system for health for all residents of the North Country region.

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