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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. 

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Community Outreach

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Dimensions of Well-being: Making Life Better
  • Nutrition
  • 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

Community Health Boone,NC
  • 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.

Appalachian Healthcare Project

Community Health Boone, NC

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.

Learn more about Appalachian Healthcare Project

Appalachian Healthcare and Latino Health

Appalachian Healthcare Project & Latino Health - Boone

136 Furman Rd., Suite #2
Boone, NC 28607

Appalachian Healthcare Project: (828) 268-8955
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Latino Health Program Office(828) 268-8967
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sloop Building

Appalachian Healthcare Project - Linville

436 Hospital Drive, Suite 125
Linville, NC 28646

Phone (828) 737-7725

Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 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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