Community Health & Outreach

Our healthcare system offers numerous Community Outreach Programs in its commitment to serving the healthcare needs of High Country residents. For more information, contact Candy JonesCommunity Outreach Nurse at (828) 268-8960.

Appalachian District Health Department Board of Health, Watauga Compassionate Community Initiative, and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System conducted a Community Health Report for Watauga County. Click here to view the report. 

Community Health Boone, NC

Appalachian Healthcare Project

  • Healthcare for low income, uninsured residents of Watauga and Avery Counties.
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Access to medications
  • Patient case management.

Learn more about Appalachian Healthcare Project

Community Health Boone,NC

Latino Health Program

  • Improves health and well-being of Latinos in Watauga and Avery counties.
  • Increased access to care
  • Health education
  • Other enabling services

Learn more about the Latino Health Program.
Obtener más información sobre el Programa de Salud de los Latinos.

Community Health Boone, NC

Community Outreach

  • Cancer Prevention Programs
  • 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

AHP and LHP - Boone

210 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607

Appalachian Healthcare Project: (828) 268-8955
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Latino Health Program Office: (828) 268-8962
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Appalachian Healthcare Project - Linville

436 Hospital Drive
Linville, NC 28646

Phone (828) 737-7725
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

More information

Community Health Needs Assessment

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and developed an implementation strategy to address the health needs identified in the CHNA. ARHS helmed the assessment process with assistance provided by Watauga, Avery, and Ashe Counties. Data…

Latino Health Program

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. Read More: Latino Health Program


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