Community Outreach

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System offers numerous Community Outreach Programs in its commitment to serving the healthcare needs of High Country residents.

  • Cancer Prevention Programs
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Community Health Screenings
  • Community presentations and monitoring of local, state and national health statistics
  • Senior Health - Classes and health screenings held in partnership with Watauga County Project on Aging
  • Student Health Fairs
  • Sun Safety Program

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Community Outreach Nurse at (828) 268-8960.

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Appalachian Healthcare Project


Appalachian Healthcare Project is a collaborative effort among the medical community to provide healthcare for low income, uninsured residents of Watauga and Avery Counties.

The project enrolls persons who meet program guidelines and coordinates health care on the individual's behalf. Coordination of health care includes: managing referrals to specialists, helping patients get access to medications, and patient case management. Medical providers donate much needed care to individuals who qualify.

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Latino Health Program

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The Latino Health Program of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System seeks to improve the health and well-being of Latinos in Watauga and Avery counties through increased access to care, health education, and other enabling services.

The Latino Health Program is funded through a grant from the North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHHD). Our vision is to improve the health of the local Latino population; specifically, the grant focuses on improving patients’ management and understanding of their own health in order to prevent illness and to manage current illnesses.

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