The Healthy Capital District Initiative HCDI, we are an incorporated not for profit that has helped over 35,000 needy children and adults in the capital region get health services that they might not have accessed otherwise.


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The Healthy Capital District Initiative HCDI, we are an incorporated not for profit that has helped over 35,000 needy children and adults in the capital region get health services that they might not have accessed otherwise.
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The Healthy Capital District Initiative HCDI, we are an incorporated not for profit that has helped over 35,000 needy children and adults in the capital region get health services that they might not have accessed otherwise.
 

                          

Do you or someone you know need health insurance?

 

HCDI provides free assistance with applications for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid.

 

Call us at 462-7040 to learn if you are eligible.

 

 

How Healthy is the Capital District?

The 2009 Community Health Profile is the result of a two year community health planning process. Hospitals, Local Health Departments, Community Health Centers, community organizations, members of the public and business representatives contributed their ideas about public health needs in the region through planning meetings; analysis of mortality, hospitalization and health behavior data; a health survey completed by over 1,100 people and a community health forum televised on our local public television station.

You can learn more about the health forum and the concerns raised by Capital Region residents about taking care of their health by watching our Community Health Forum (below) moderated by Ms. Benita Zahn.

R5 Initiative 

— Improving Access to the Right Care in the Right Place at the Right time for the Right Reason at the Right Cost.

HCDI has received a grant from the New York State Department of Health to study sub-optimal emergency room utilization. The R5 Initiative brings together a wide range of physicians, community-based service providers, payers, businesses, and hospitals from the Capital District to identify interventions that will reduce use of emergency services for primary care treatable conditions. To achieve this goal, the project will determine the root causes of sub-optimal emergency room utilization, where health system gaps exist, best practice models in the region/country, and develop initiatives to improve utilization.

For more information about the study, please contact Courtney Burke.

 

MEMBER
ORGANIZATIONS


Albany County
Department of Health

Albany Medical Center

Catholic Charities of the
Catholic Diocese of Albany

Capital District Physicians’
Health Plan

Ellis Medicine

Fidelis Care New York

Northeast Health/
Samaritan Hospital/
Albany Memorial Hospital

Rensselaer County
Department of Health

Schenectady County
Public Health Services

Senior Whole Health

Seton Health/
St. Mary’s Hospital

St. Peter’s Health Care Services

  Whitney M. Young, Jr.
Health Services

 

In collaboration with the
School of
Public Health
University of Albany
with support from the
New York State
Department of Health; and
Kellogg, W.T. Grant, and
Robert Wood Johnson
foundations