Our work in population health focuses on identifying the specific health needs of the community and addressing social determinants of health to eliminate health inequities.
Strengthening our region’s mental, emotional and behavioral health resources is one of FDRHPO’s original projects. In fact, our Behavioral Health Committee is our agency’s longest-standing committee!
FDRHPO is committed to assisting with this process through the work of its long-term Regional Recruitment Program. Whether it’s in local middle or high schools, at career fairs, or through partnerships with colleges, vocational schools and adult education programs, FDRHPO works to ensure our region’s healthcare workforce is strong now and into the future.
Health Information Technology
Patient’s health records are now mainly stored electronically. To make sure all patients in the North Country receive high-quality care both locally and across the state, FDRHPO implemented Electronic Health Records and connects them all through a Health Information Exchange.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
As one of 18 program agencies in New York State, the North Country EMS Program Agency oversees operations of more than 190 EMS organizations across Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington, and parts of Hamilton counties — most of which are staffed by volunteers from their communities.
North Country Initiative
The North Country Initiative — or “NCI” for short — is a partnership of hospitals, independent physicians, and community providers working together to reform the healthcare system across northern New York’s Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.