Aligning Community Organizations to Positively Impact Health
- The health of our population is driven not only by access to health care, but is also dependent on multiple social, environmental, and community factors.
- In January, 2015, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department began hosting Regional Health Connect as a forum for community members from all sectors to come together each month to discuss topics critical to the population health of our region.
- The forum is intended to be open to all community partners. Forum partners include all those who in some way influence health and health indicators in our region. This includes but is not limited to, elected officials, businesses, hospitals, health care providers, public health, mental health, public safety, public and private schools, secondary educational institutions, long term care, nonprofit organization, civic groups, community health centers, faith-based organizations. (This list is not intended to be all inclusive but to provide examples).
- Forums will be held at 8:00 AM on the last Tuesday of each month at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department in the second floor conference room. Monthly topics will be established as those of greatest interest to forum partners.
- The format will be community driven and will establish an opportunity to improve understanding of specific issues/topics, enhance communication, exchange information, share expertise, strengthen partnerships, and empower partners and their collaboration to support and improve the health in the region.
- The health care environment is evolving. Our regional health indicators continue to indicate the need for a collaborative, community-driven approach to foster health improvement.
- We would like to invite you to join as a Regional Health Connect partner; along with any others you know who would have interest in attending.