The site was developed as an initiative of the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, through support by the NYS Office of Rural Health. The North Country Health Compass Partners - a 22-agency collaborative - provide project governance. The governing body has representation from hospitals, public health agencies and community-based organizations.
North Country Health Compass brings non-biased data, local resources and a wealth of information to one, accessible, user-friendly location. The intent is to give our community the tools we need to read and understand the public health indicators that affect the quality of our residents' lives. The tools can also help the community set goals and evaluate progress. Schools, health associations, chambers of commerce, tourism councils and many other community-based organizations can use this information to show the great benefits of living in our region, as well as opportunities for improvement. Community planners and government officials can use this data to establish goals on a variety of platforms.