Regional Health Alliance — Working to improve the community's health
The Regional Health Alliance (RHA) originated in 1999 when a group of community leaders met to work on a specific health issue. In that process, the group realized it shared a vision and commitment to health improvement. By consensus, the group formalized itself as an action-oriented partnership to focus on and address issues that will improve the health of residents in Calhoun County.
Today, RHA remains an innovative partnership of entities and individuals working to improve the community’s health. Together, we research problems, prioritize the issues, and implement strategies that will positively impact the health of residents.
RHA has Issue Action Groups made up of community volunteers and leaders that meet monthly to address our community’s biggest health concerns.
The Issue Action Groups are...
- Maternal and Infant Health Commission: Decreasing infant mortality
- Access to Care: Ensuring every resident has equal access to quality health care services
- School Wellness Program Advisory Group: Strengthening school nursing programs in Calhoun County schools
- Choose Health: Promote a lifelong commitment to healthy eating and regular physical activity
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention Partnership: Preventing teen pregnancies
- Health Equity Alliance: Advocate for and address improvement of health among communities of color in Calhoun County through education and partnerships
- Advancing Clinical Education: Implementing sustainable medical education programs to strengthen the provider pipeline.
The graphic above shows how many organizations work collaboratively with one another, and collectively, to follow their mission and serve the community in ways that are complementary and non-duplicate.
RHA is managed and operated by the Battle Creek Community Foundation.
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