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 Jones, Community 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.
Appalachian Healthcare Project
Healthcare for low income, uninsured residents of Watauga and Avery Counties with an ongoing, chronic illness. Chronic illnesses that require regular doctor visits and medication management such as: hypertension, diabetes, COPD, asthma, arthritis, and migraines.
Latino Health Program
- Improves health and well-being of Latinos in Watauga and Avery counties.
- Increased access to care
- Health education
- Other enabling services
- 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
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…
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
Appalachian Healthcare Project is a collaborative effort among the medical community to provide healthcare for low income, uninsured residents of Watauga and Avery Counties. Read More: Appalachian Healthcare Project
If you would like to speak to someone about our services, please let us know!