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Community health initiatives are vital to the health system and our communities for several reasons.

Preventative Care

Community health initiatives focus on preventing illness and promoting well-being. By educating and encouraging healthy behaviors, these initiatives help individuals avoid chronic disease and long-term health problems.

Reducing Healthcare Costs

Preventing diseases and addressing health issues at the community level can lead to substantial cost savings for both individuals and the healthcare system. People who are healthier require fewer medical interventions, hospitalizations, and emergency care.

Improved Access to Care

Community health initiatives often target underserved and vulnerable populations, increasing their access to healthcare resources. This can reduce health disparities and improve overall community health.

Engagement and Empowerment

These initiatives engage the community in decisions about their health and well-being, empowering individuals to take control of their health. This sense of ownership can lead to better health outcomes.

Social and Economic Benefits

When people are healthy and able to work, it positively affects the local economy. A healthier population can attract businesses, create jobs, and drive economic development.

Reducing the Demand for Acute Care

Community health initiatives reduce the need for emergency room visits, by addressing health issues early.

Health Education and Literacy

These initiatives promote health education and literacy, helping individuals make informed decisions about their health and healthcare.

Community health opportunities include:

  • Drive thru public flu clinics
  • Health education events on various topics
  • Lunch and learn
  • Community outreach education events
  • Health and wellness events

To see current opportunities, please see the Community Health Calendar.