Contract & Network Update

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is a time to reflect on the past year that presented so many different challenges and obstacles, testing our strength and resiliency. The global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and many struggled with our mental health as a result. The good news is that there are resources available that can support the well-being of individuals and communities. The Northwinds network of providers, covering 7 counties in upstate New York, pivoted quickly to ensure continuation of services, implemented tele-practice, open access and around the clock crisis support to our communities.

This also presented an opportunity to continue the work in combating stigma surrounding mental health treatment. We know that the past year forced many to accept tough situations that they had little to no control over. If you found that it impacted your mental health, you aren’t alone. While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.

Thank you to the providers across our region who work to support individuals throughout their daily lives to prioritize mental health, build resiliency, and continue to cope with the obstacles of COVID-19.

More information is available:



 ADK ACO Board Member Changes

Please join us as we show our appreciation for our outgoing ACO Board Member Dr. Howard Schapiro, SVP CQO/CPHO, UVMHN who has served on the ACO Board since June 2019.

To support our continued population health initiatives, please join us as we welcome new ACO Board Member Christopher Hickey, CFO,  CVPH/AHMC

Thank you for joining our Adirondacks ACO Spring Provider Meeting!

We want to personally thank all who joined us for our spring provider meeting. We are planning our next one in mid October and hope to see you all again!

If you have not done so already, we ask you complete our short survey on the meeting. To do the survey, Click HERE 

To view the meeting presentation, Click HERE

ACO Spotlight

May is Older American’s Month

We want to celebrate the contributions our older community members make across our region and thank the important organizations that support them.

Every day, particularly through the pandemic, our county Offices for the Aging have provided vital services and supports for our older family members, neighbors and friends. Many providers use them as a critical referral source for the individuals that they serve.

Warren and Hamilton:

Thank you for all that you do!


The Plattsburgh Police Department and CDPHP will hold their Community Oriented Public Services Celebration on Friday June 18, from 4:00 -7:00 p.m.

The event, which takes place at 52 U.S. Oval in Plattsburgh, will include health screenings, giveaways, music by ITM Productions, and local food trucks. Attendees will get a chance to check out public service vehicles and machines, trucks, and a CDPHP-sponsored race car and bass boat.

This free event offers something for everyone – all are invited! This event will adhere to all recommended COVID-19 safety measures.

Parenting Education

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County will be offering a basic 5-week parenting program beginning on June 1st at noon to 1 pm via zoom.  This program is designed for parents/caregivers of children whose ages are from toddler to teen.  Parents will learn tried and true basic parenting skills in this interactive program. This free program will be held via Zoom (must have an email address to connect). To register contact Roxanne Westcott 518-668-4881 or email

To Register go to

Presented in Partnership with Prevent Child Abuse New York

RESILIENCE is a one-hour film that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of disease, substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These communities are using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

When: Monday, May 24, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
To Register: Click HERE

Skip to content