COVID-19 Resources and Quick Links

We’re here to help

A Message To Our Partners-

Alliance community:

During these challenging times, our Alliance team is here, agile and ready to help you meet the needs of the people we serve together. We know that your resources, people, and finances are being spread thin. If your organization needs help sustaining activities that promote the health of Medicaid members and the uninsured, please submit a request. We will do our best to make the right thing to do, the easy thing to do.
Please do your best to heed Dr. Fauci’s recommendations and stay at home. Social distancing is not a personal choice. It’s adherence to state and federal directives designed to keep our community healthy and safe. Even leaders should be home. Indeed – it’s more important for leaders of all organizations – including care providers – to show how seriously we’re taking the guidance from public health experts.
Resilience: Alliance has always been remote capable. We would love to help show you that in-person (on-site) meetings are unnecessary. Yes, you will need to adjust, but we’re here to help. We are hopeful this resource page will help you navigate through the muddy waters of information overload.
Finally – some reflections: our sense of community is stronger than ever, we are showing up for one another, and seeking out those bright spots that keep us hopeful. If you see or hear a bright spot that you’d like to share, please let us know. Together, let’s carry the light forward.
– Jacob Reider, MD, CEO

Mental Health Support

Mental health is just as important as physical health. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or stress, you are not alone. Call 1-844-863-9314 for free emotional support, consultation, and referral to a provider, or visit the New York State Office of Mental Health resource page.
Partner Resources

Please call your primary care doctor or your local health department if you have questions about COVID-19 testing.



Contact Us

Public Notice of Compliance

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403 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-701-2200

Healthy Together, Referral Network

A state-of-the-art referral management platform that simplifies and streamlines social determinants of health-focused referrals between medical, behavioral, and social care providers to improve health.

Interested in joining Healthy Together? Please fill out the request form below.

Healthy Together, Referral Network

Circulation is a transportation service used to connect individuals with social care services that address basic needs. This product is a direct response to the growing body of research demonstrating that addressing social determinants of health (i.e. transportation) more effectively in underserved communities can improve health while lowering costs. In order to take part in Circulation, you must be a user of Healthy Together.

Interested in joining Circulation or Healthy Together? Please fill out the request form below.

Human Resources Support Services

Healthy Alliance IPA Participants have access to specialized HR services that support organizational needs, while minimizing costs.

*This service is available to IPA Participants only.



If you are an IPA Participant and interested in grant writing, grant reviewing, or grant consulting services, please complete the request form.

*This service is available to IPA Participants only.

HIPAA Training and Security Self-Assesment

IPA Participants have access to complimentary HIPAA Training for employees, as well as an organizational Security Self-Assessment.

If you have questions regarding these benefits, please
contact [email protected] or
call 518-304-5400.

*To streamline, if multiple people oversee different areas within your organization, you may want to review + distribute this PDF version prior to taking the actual Security Self-Assessment.



We are a collaborative, high-performing, regional network of organizations that provide social services (access to food, shelter, transportation, etc.) to the underserved communities spanning Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga counties. A community convener, Alliance brings together health providers of all kinds – medical, social, and behavioral – to cultivate sustainable, community-wide solutions that better health.

We assist (our community members + partners), we advise (where necessary), we augment (when invited to do so), we assess (to offer feedback about our shared progress), and we take accountability for the health of our community.


The work we do is largely possible thanks to Healthy Together, Alliance’s free referral platform, used to connect thousands of community members in need to our growing network of organizations ready and willing to help. Healthy Together links health providers of all kinds (from regional hospitals to local food pantries and everyone in between), so that basic human needs – not just medical ones – are met timely and with kindness.




At the very foundation of our company is a shared belief that we exist only because we continue to foster real change for our community’s most vulnerable. Our hypothesis, which is part of a growing trend, is that by addressing social needs (access to healthy food, stable housing, job training, etc.) before they evolve into medical problems (routine – costly – trips to the emergency department for warmth during cold, winter months for the homeless population, etc.) will improve the overall health of our communities, while reducing medical costs for all.

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