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Adirondack Health Institute to host annual summit in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID – More than 250 health care professionals and other stakeholders are expected to convene on Thursday, Sept. 27 for Adirondack Health Institute’s 10th annual summit to explore relevant regional population health issues and celebrate a decade of collaborative success.

The event, with the theme “Celebrating a Decade of Collaborative Excellence: Improving Health Outcomes,” is being held from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Lake Placid Conference Center.

Gregory S. Allen, director of the New York State Department of Health’s Division of Program Development and Management, will present the keynote speech, titled “Celebrate, Collaborate, and Sustain: Powering Transformative Value in Rural Population Health.” A group of experts will then share strategies to reduce health care costs, improve health outcomes and enhance quality of care during a panel discussion titled “Whole Person Care: Addressing Social Determinants of Health.” Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on such topics as developments in recovery, mobile health, care management, telemedicine, value-based payment and behavioral health collaboration.

Stakeholders from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington counties and beyond are scheduled to attend the event.

AHI is an independent nonprofit organization licensed under the New York State Public Health Law as an Article 28 Central Services Facility. Since 1987, it has supported hospitals, physician practices, behavioral health providers, community-based organizations and others in the region in sharing a vision and mission of transforming health care and improving population health. AHI is a joint venture of Adirondack Health, Glens Falls Hospital, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, St. Lawrence Health System and the University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.