Community Health & Outreach
Our healthcare system offers numerous Community Health Outreach programs that directly and indirectly improve the health outcomes of the High-Country community. We seek to empower, educate, and provide healthcare services to all members of our community. ARHS Health Outreach programs use evidence-based initiatives to promote healthy behaviors, prevent disease, and encourage disease management practices. For more information, contact Madi Zaidel, Outreach Specialist, at (828) 268-8960.
Every three years, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), Watauga Compassionate Community Initiative (WCCI), and Appalachian District Health Department collaborate to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment to identify our community’s health status, needs, and issues. Click here to view the latest report.
- Cancer Prevention
- Dimensions of Well-being: Making Life Better
- Stroke Prevention Education
- Tobacco and Vaping Prevention
- Heart Disease
- Sun Safety Education
- Senior Health and Well-being
To request a program, contact Madi Zaidel, Outreach Specialist, at (828) 268-8960.
Latino Health Program
- Improves health and well-being of Latinos in Watauga and Avery counties.
- Increased access to care
- Health education
- Other enabling services
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.
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!