Developing a strategic plan for a regional response to the opioid crisis in Northern NY


Project started on June 1, 2019 (Completed)

The Adirondack Health Institute (AHI), CTG UAlbany and a consortium of partners are producing an Adirondack Regional Blueprint for Action to address the opioid crisis in Upstate New York’s Adirondack Region.

AHI is working with CTG UAlbany on strategic planning to support treatment for and the prevention of opioid and substance use disorders in the Adirondack Region’s highest-risk rural counties.

With CTG’s help, AHI and partners from the eight-county region will identify prioritized needs and actions designed to improve opioid and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, recovery and harm-prevention services.

The Regional Blueprint for Action will include objectives, activities, barriers, enablers, and indicators of success for initiatives designed to enhance county, cross-county and regional efforts to address the opioid crisis in the eight-county region.

AHI is a non-profit organization supporting and partnering with health care providers and community organizations within an eight-county region in New York State.

AHI’s mission is to partner with regional health care providers and community-based organizations to improve health care, lower costs and realize a healthier future for the Adirondack region.

Learn more about AHI and the HRSA RCORP.

Funding Sources

Funding for this project is provided by the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) through a grant received by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).