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Why the Census Matters for Rural America

February 26, 2020

Census data are used to determine which areas are considered rural and help researchers understand the characteristics and needs of rural America's population. Policymakers use census data to make decisions about how to allocate federal funding for programs that service rural America.

US health officials link childhood trauma to adult illness

November 6, 2019

In a report released Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tried to estimate the impact of harmful childhood experiences on health in adulthood.

2019 Health Summit

September 20, 2019

Through keynote speakers, project updates, and networking opportunities, the Health Summit supports the community in brainstorming ideas, providing feedback on next steps and establishing regional partnerships for positive, and sustainable change.

2019 Best in Health Awards

July 23, 2019

The Health Collaborative is accepting applications for the 2019 Best in Health Awards

Accepting Strategic Planning Proposals

June 3, 2019

Strategic Planning Consultant for Cross-Sector Coalition 

The Health Collaborative is approaching its 5-year anniversary and has experienced significant growth and change during this time. The Health Collaborative now has more than 200 members representing over 150 unique affiliations (organizations, community groups, institutions and neighborhoods). The Health Collaborative has also launched two county chapters and action teams are managing dozens of health improvement projects.

To best capitalize on this momentum, The Health Collaborative desires to create a strategic plan, driven by our desire to achieve health equity. This plan will help the coalition focus on projects that have the greatest impact and create an organizational structure that better meets the needs of this growing coalition.

Download RFP: Strategic Planning Request for Proposal 

Proposal Deadline: June 17th, 2019 5pm EST

Contact: Elyse Jardine (