Our Work in Action


NCI Education Day a Success!

On March 11, we hosted NCI Education Day at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, and more than 60 clinicians from across the region attended! We are very grateful to these doctors, nurses, care managers and other local health care professionals for dedicating their Saturday to learn about and discuss ideas for improving care in the north country. Local […]

nci education day

healthier community

Making the North Country a Healthier Community

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, North Country Initiative Celebrate Successes in 2016 When most north country residents hear about the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, they naturally think about soldiers, military families or the Army base here in Jefferson County. We’re proud of this association. FDRHPO was founded more than a decade ago to connect Fort Drum soldiers […]


Catherine’s Story: How the IMPACT Model is Making an Impact

At age 42, Catherine Snyder feels happier and more full of life than she has in a long time. A Vermont native and longtime resident of Lowville, Ms. Snyder has struggled with depression since she was a child. She has endured physical and sexual abuse, marriages ending in divorce and death, and other hardships along the way.


amy boutwell

NCI Welcomes Guest Speaker Dr. Amy Boutwell

On October 5, the North Country Initiative hosted a free “Dinner and Discussion” event for its partners in Watertown, NY, featuring guest speaker Dr. Amy Boutwell, who shared strategies for reducing hospital and emergency department readmissions.