Message From the Executive Director
Welcome to ACR Health. You’ve made it to our Web page – which is a good thing! I know I speak for everyone here when I say we hope to meet you in person one day in the not-too-distant future. Whether you’re a community member in need of a service, or a corporation looking to make a donation in support of all we do, “We want you”!
Since its earliest days, as the AIDS Task force of CNY and then AIDS Community Resources, we have been intimately involved in providing a network of services throughout nine counties in the Central, Northern and Mohawk Valley region of NYS, designed to support an individual struggling with a life-threatening health challenge. Having been born out of the AIDS epidemic, we are no stranger to all the (often) debilitating social and personal factors that affect one’s actual physical well-being.
We are experts in helping to manage the impact of chronic disease conditions, and have developed a wide array of support services designed to insure the right information, connections, and skills needed to optimize the best possible health outcomes, especially for the economically disadvantaged.
Since our inception we have promoted sexual and ‘substance’ literacy in the name of disease prevention. We are committed to preventing the spread of syringe borne and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and Hepatitis C, with numerous educational interventions, and both fixed-site and street-based syringe exchange programs.
Youth disease prevention and support services are a growing part of our capacity, with a special emphasis on the unique circumstances of young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth. We provide a safe space for these youth and are committed to making our community a safer place for all young people.
Finally, we have most recently entered the health insurance enrollment arena and offer one-on-one expert help in enrolling any community member into Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance programs offered through the New York State Health Exchange. We know how vital health insurance is towards keeping people healthy in the first place.
I hope you find this site helpful and user friendly. It’s meant to be a work in continual progress, so feel free to offer us suggestions on how to improve it.
Again, welcome and thank you for your attention to ACR Health and its services.